Flyers Looking to Snap Long Losing Skid
Longtime NHL rivals will battle on Friday night as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins. This rivalry has a lot of great history, and another chapter will be written in this game.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with much momentum as they have rattled off four straight wins. The Penguins are also 10-7-3 on the year and are in a great position to begin the year.
Things haven’t gone well for the Flyers this season, as they have gone just 7-8-5 to begin the year. Philadelphia actually got off to a decent start, but they have since dropped eight games in a row.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Pittsburgh Penguins as the moneyline betting favorites at -230.
Penguins Playing With Pace
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been doing everything right this season, but they have been able to wear down opponents in most games. Pittsburgh is scoring 3.55 goals per game but is also giving up 3.25 goals on the other end of the ice.
Sidney Crosby has been this season’s offensive star for the Penguins, leading the team with 10 goals and 17 assists. Evgeni Malkin was the star of the most recent game, hitting the ice in the NHL for the 1,000th time.
Tristan Jarry gets most of the starts in the net for the Penguins, but he will need to start giving a better effort. Jarry is allowing over 3.00 goals per game, which puts too much pressure on the offense.
Flyers a Mess on Both Ends
After the eighth straight loss on Wednesday, Flyers head coach John Tortorella said, “Some guys, it’s just they’re not able to think that way in wanting to win — almost waiting to lose.” The Flyers are scoring just 2.50 goals per game while allowing 3.20 on the other end of the ice.
Special teams’ play has been a big issue for the Flyers as they have converted on the power play just 15 percent of the time. Philadelphia is also killing off just 74 percent of their penalties and is giving up too many bad goals.
The Flyers will try to dominate the puck in this matchup in an attempt to slow down the attack from the Penguins.
Penguins vs Flyers Game Injuries
Penguins vs Flyers Head-to-Head
The recent history of this rivalry can help when betting online, especially since this is the season’s first matchup. Pittsburgh won three of the four games a season ago, but it’s actually the Flyers that lead the all-time series.
Penguins vs Flyers Game Information
- Game: Penguins (10-7-3) vs Flyers (7-8-5)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Day/Time: Friday, November 25, 5:30 p.m. ET
- Penguins vs Flyers Live stream: NHL.TV
Penguins vs Flyers Betting Lines
Penguins vs Flyers Picks & Prediction
This might be one of the best rivalries in all of hockey, but the season statistics tell you that this isn’t a very good matchup. Philadelphia will play inspired hockey in an attempt to upset their rivals, but they haven’t been doing much right of late.
The Flyers continue to struggle to score goals, which will be a problem against a good Penguins team. Pittsburgh has been playing great hockey of late, and they should have very little trouble coming up with a big win in this one.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and not only take the Penguins to win on the Moneyline (-230) but also to cover the puck line at +115.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are listed at -230 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Penguins, you have a chance to win $43. The Philadelphia Flyers +190 offers a chance to win $190.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Penguins a 69.70% chance to win, with the other Flyers at 34.48%.