Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/31/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (27-17-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -165 / Philadelphia Flyers +149 --- Over/Under: 6
The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Friday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 17 goals, Sean Couturier has 30 assists and Claude Giroux has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 61 goals on 634 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 74 goals on 781 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed one combined goal in their last two games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Bryan Rust leads Pittsburgh with 21 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 35 assists and Kris Letang has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 75 goals on 750 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 52 goals on 733 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed there or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 139-64 in their last 203 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The under is 5-2 in Flyers last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Penguins last 7 home games. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh. The road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Philadelphia Flyers have won four of the last six games against the Penguins and are enjoying one of their best stretches of the season, but they continue to struggle on the road and in the underdog role. The Pittsburgh Penguins remain one of the hotter teams in the league and are starting to get healthy, which makes them an even scarier option. I have to ride the hot hand of the Penguins and this price isn't all that bad when you consider how consistent they've been.