Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (12-9-1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (12-5-3)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -102 / Philadelphia Flyers -108 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 10 goals, Claude Giroux has 14 assists and Kevin Hayes has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 72.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 17 goals on 231 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after splitting their last six games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Sidney Crosby has 12 assists and Jake Guentzel has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 48 goals on 474 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 19 goals on 178 shots.
The Flyers are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Penguins are 153-71 in their last 224 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 games as an underdog. The over is 8-3-1 in Flyers last 12 road games. The over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are back to their winning ways with an offense that's picked up over the last week, and they've won three of the four meetings agains the Penguins this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a tough team to bet against at home, but they've had major defensive issues against the Flyers this season, and they've allowed three or more goals against them in five of the six meetings against them overall. Really a toss up contest, but I lean Flyers based on the past meetings this season.
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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers -108
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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