Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (11-4-3)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -111 / Philadelphia Flyers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 10 goals, Claude Giroux has 13 assists and Kevin Hayes has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 71.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 14 goals on 202 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Sidney Crosby has 11 assists and Jake Guentzel has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 42 goals on 397 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 19 goals on 178 shots.
The Flyers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 35-17 in their last 52 overall. The Penguins are 152-70 in their last 222 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 22-10-2 in Flyers last 34 road games. The under is 5-2 in Penguins last 7 overall. The Flyers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are a team I've blindly backed a lot dating back to last season and they continue to play solid hockey. The Flyers have also beat up on the Penguins in past meetings. With that said, the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the better hockey as of late and they remain one of the best home teams in the league over the years. In a near toss up game and with the heap price, I have to side with the Penguins here.