NHL Playoff Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers - Game 4

In the National Hockey League - a massive Game 4 will be played from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will get together. The Penguins lead the series 2 wins to 1 after a blowout win on Sunday in Philadelphia

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the first game with ease, then Philadelphia bounced back to win Game 2. The Penguins took control early in the Game 3 win. If the Penguins win this series, the Flyers are likely all but done. The Pittsburgh Penguins are small favorites in this game. Pittsburgh is listed at -110 over Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Penguins Seek 3-1 Lead

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished second in the Metropolitan Division with 100 points. Pittsburgh went 47-29-6 on the season, and finished 17-20-4 on the road. The Penguins have won the Eastern Conference back to back seasons, and are seeking their third straight Stanley Cup title.

The Penguins are one of the top offensive teams in all of the National Hockey League. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning scored more points than Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh scored 3.3 goals per game, and allowed opponents to score 3.0 per game. Evgeni Malkin led the team with 98 points this season.

Flyers Look to Square Series

The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to get back on track, and play more like the Game 2 win rather than Games 1 and 3. The Flyers scored 3 goals per game, and allowed opponents 2.9 per game. The power play was average, while the penalty kill for Philadelphia was one of the worst in the league. The Flyers allowed goals on 24.2 of their chances.

The top offensive threat this season has been Claude Giroux. He led the team with 34 goals and 68 assists, with 102 points. The postseason for the Flyers came after recording just 88 points a season ago. The Flyers will likely start Brian Elliott in between the pipes in this game, but he is allowing more than 4 goals per game in the postseason.

Penguins Win Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins are really good. Some say they will run out of energy and lose in the postseason, but it is tough to beat the Penguins in a best-of-seven. Look for that to be a big problem for Philadelphia here as the experienced, tough Pittsburgh team wins the game. When you are betting on this game - the better team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Take the Pittsburgh Penguins -110 over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 of the First Round of the NHL Playoffs.