Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (12-8-1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (11-5-3)

Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -105 / Philadelphia Flyers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Thursday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 10 goals, Claude Giroux has 13 assists and Kevin Hayes has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 73 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 seven of their last 10 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 53 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 44 goals on 439 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 19 goals on 178 shots.

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The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games. The Penguins are 153-70 in their last 223 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Flyers last 11 road games. The under is 15-5-2 in Penguins last 22 Thursday games. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 19-6-3 in the last 28 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers are a team I've backed a lot dating back to last season and while they're still playing respectable hockey, they've cooled off a bit lately and that defense has dropped a tad. The Pittsburgh Penguins are heating up now that they're getting a bit healthier and we're seeing the offensive production pick up. The home team has also won each of the last six meetings between the Flyers and Penguins. I'll take the cheap price with the Penguins at home.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -105

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