Penguins vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 12/4/23

Philadelphia Flyers (12-10-2) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (11-10-2)

Game Info: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +125 / Pittsburgh Penguins -154 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. These two teams just faced off on Saturday and it was the Flyers that were able to secure the 4-3 victory.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Penguins vs Flyers prediction.

Can the Penguins' Defense Be Better?

The Penguins' defense wasn’t good enough in the last game and that led to the shootout loss. Jake Guentzel did score two goals and he’s going to need to be an X-factor again here. Two games ago against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they gave up two goals and they ended up winning 4-2. The Penguins overall are averaging 3.13 goals while their defense is giving up 2.61 goals per game. The defense is ranked 7th overall and they are going to need the defense to be the difference here.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Sidney Crosby has scored at least one goal in six of the Penguins' last seven games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Erik Karlsson has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight Monday appearances.
  • Evgeni Malkin has recorded at least one assist in 10 of his last 11 appearances against the Flyers after playing less than 20 minutes in the Penguins' last game.
  • Sidney Crosby ranks T1st in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+13) this season.

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Another Key Game for Flyers

The Flyers have been up and down this season and this is another key game for them. Tyson Forester had a strong game in the last game scoring a goal and adding an assist. Overall this season the Flyers are averaging 2.92 goals while their defense is giving up 2.88 goals per game. The Flyers overall this season are averaging 2.92 goals while their defense is giving up 2.88 goals per game. They are averaging 32.8 shots per game, which is 6th best in the NHL. 

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Cam Atkinson has scored at least one goal in four of his last five home appearances against the Penguins.
  • Ryan Ellis has recorded an assist in each of his last five appearances with his team as a home underdog.
  • Ryan Ellis has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances in home games.
  • Tyson Foerster has recorded two points against the Penguins this season - most against any opponent.

Penguins vs Flyers Betting Prediction

There were seven goals scored in the first game, but this game is going to be different. The Flyers overall is averaging 2.92 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going in this game. Look for the Penguins' offense to also struggle against a Flyers defense that is giving up 2.88 goals per game. Both offenses are going to struggle here and the under is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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