Penguins at Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/8/24

Philadelphia Flyers (20-13-6) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (19-15-4)

Game Info: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +109 / Pittsburgh Penguins -135 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. Who comes out with a win in this in-state rivalry matchup on Monday? Let’s dive in and find out with our Penguins vs. Flyers Prediction.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into this one looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss to Buffalo in their last matchup. Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins in scoring with 43 points including 18 goals and a team-high 25 assists while Sidney Crosby has 41 points with a team-high 22 goals. Evgeni Malkin has 33 points with 14 goals and 19 assists while Erik Karlsson’s added 27 points with 21 assists and Kris Letang has 26 points of his own with 23 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 11-12-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .912 save percentage while Alex Nedeljkovic has a 7-3-2 record with a 2.62 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season. The Penguins will take on the Canucks after this game.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Facts

  • The Penguins have lost each of their last five games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Penguins have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last nine Monday night games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in five of the Penguins' last seven night games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The Penguins have won the first period in each of their last five games following a home loss.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this one looking to build on their 3-2 win over Calgary last time out. Travis Konecny leads the Flyers in scoring with a team-high 21 goals and 15 assists for his 36 points while Travis Sanheim has 25 points with a team-high 21 assists. Joel Farabee has 29 points split between 12 goals and 17 assists and Sean Couturier also has 27 points with 17 assists. Owen Tippett’s 22 points are split between 12 goals and 10 assists as well. Carter Hart has posted a 10-7-3 record in goal for Philly with a 2.63 GAA and a .912 save percentage while Samuel Ersson is 9-5-3 with a 2.50 GAA and a .904 save percentage. Cal Petersen’s also 1-1 with a 3.50 GAA and an .896 save percentage as well on the year. The Flyers will face the Canadiens and Wild after this one.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Facts

  • The Flyers have won each of their last three games as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Flyers' last seven games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in six of the Flyers' last seven night games.
  • The Flyers have lost the third period in each of their last four night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 32nd in the league in power play percentage this season (10.16%).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.29%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank T6th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.74).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 26th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.63%).

Penguins vs. Flyers Prediction

I’m on the under here. These two teams don’t like each other one bit and I’m expecting this to be a black and blue type of matchup with a lot of physical play, lots of hits and some penalties as well. The under has been a frequent trend when these two teams lock up in recent years and I think we could have another low-scoring war here. Give me the under.

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

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