Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 2/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (30-11-8) vs Philadelphia Flyers (15-24-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -300 / Philadelphia Flyers +220 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 15-24-8. Through 47 games, the Flyers are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 118 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.36 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th ranked team in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 30-11-8. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 49 games, the Penguins have scored 164 goals, giving them an average of 3.31. This output gives them a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. On defense, Pittsburgh is the 7th ranked unit, giving up 2.51 goals per contest. So far, the Penguins have played the 32nd easiest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Pittsburgh's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.
Through 47 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 36 points. He has reached his mark of 17 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.6%. So far, 12.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 21 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Flyers are -7 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.89 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 43 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins' goal and overall scoring leader is Jake Guentzel, with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Sidney Crosby, who has 31 assists to go along with his 13 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.2 goals per game.In his 39 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Pittsburgh's 49 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-19. So far, the Penguins have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 11 of their 22 games at PPG Paints Arena. On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a per-game scoring differential of 0.73. When playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 1.04 goals. Heading into their game with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 16 goals, accounting for 57% of the overall scoring. Look for the Penguins to pick up the home win vs the Flyers.
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