Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds & Prediction 2019
February 11, 2019
The state of Pennsylvania clash between the Philadelphia Flyers (25-23-7) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-20-7), otherwise known as the Battle of the Keystone State, takes place at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.
There’s been a vast improvement at the Flyers following the appointment of Scott Gordon as coach as successor to Dave Hakstol, with the 6-2 win on home-ice on Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks extending the Flyers current run to nine wins in their last 10 games. A place in the NHL playoffs is now a realistic target.
There’s still plenty of room for improvement in the Flyers’ stats though, with them averaging 2.89 Goals per Game (tied 18th in the NHL rankings) and allowing 3.29 Goals per Game (24th overall). Their Power Play % is 16.5 (24th) and their Penalty Kill % is 76.2 (tied 27th). Sean Couturier has 23 goals this season, while Claude Giroux has contributed 42 assists.
The Penguins current form is on the slide, as they’ve lost their last four games and eight of their last 11. They had a road trip at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday evening where they lost 5-4.
The Penguins are averaging 3.42 Goals per Game (6th in the NHL standings), while allowing 3.09 Goals per Game (20th overall). Their Power Play % is 23.5 (7th) and their Penalty Kill % is 82.0 (tied 9th). Jake Guentzel has scored 26 goals, with Evgeni Malkin contributing 41 assists.
The Flyers current form added to their home-ice-advantage has to make them the tips to win this game in any predictions, so they are the pick on the Money Line betting odds.