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(43-16-9) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers (31-29-8)
Date: Wednesday March 15th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Coming off a 4-3 loss to Calgary, the Pittsburgh Penguins finish up a five-game road trip in Philadelphia against the Flyers.
Philadelphia, with losses in the last three games, will look to fend off a tough Metropolitan Division rival in the Penguins on Wednesday night.
There’s been no post-Stanley Cup season blues for the Pittsburgh Penguins. This team has been strong and has the ability to repeat this year. Much of that has to do with having the top-ranked offense in the NHL. The team sits atop the league in goals scored, averaging 3.51 goals per game.
Thank Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for a lot of those goals. Sid the Kid leads the team with 35 goals and 39 assists in 62 games this season. Over his last five games, he has a goal and four assists.
Evgeni Malkin has been fantastic as well. He has 33 goals and 39 assists, including five goals and two assists over his last five games.
The defense has been more on the average side, allowing 2.79 goals per game – around the league average. It hasn’t mattered much though considering the offense can outscore almost any team.
On the goaltending front, Matt Murray has been a vital part of this team. He is 26-8-3 this season with a 2.33 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
Dropping to 6th in the Metropolitan Division, the playoff hopes are nearly out of reach for the Philadelphia Flyers and it’s not hard to see why. The team is in the bottom third of the league in both goals scored and goals against.
The Flyers rank 22nd in the league in goals scored, averaging 2.59 per game. Meanwhile, the team is 25th in goals against, giving up 3.00 goals per game.
Wayne Simmonds continues to be one of the few skaters who can put the puck in the net for Philly. He has 28 goals and 18 assists this season. Over his last five games, he has a goal and an assist.
Brayden Schenn has been that other skater that can get things done offensively. He has 20 goals and 23 assists, including a goal over his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The Total has gone OVER in four of Pittsburgh’s last six games
- Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in the last five games
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Pittsburgh is a phenomenal team, one poised for another deep playoff run. Philadelphia has struggled against tough Metropolitan Division opponents and that trend will continue on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh gets the W on the road.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ATS
Pittsburgh can score and defend the ice very well. Philly has skaters like Wayne Simmonds who can get to the net and score but it won’t be enough against the Penguins. I like Pittsburgh to cover the spread in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 4 – Philadelphia 2
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