NHL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: Monday February 11th at 7:00 PM ET
Money Line: Pittsburgh -120
BookMaker has the Pittsburgh Penguins listed as -120 money line favorites over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Pittsburgh Penguins enter this game with a record of 28-20-7 and have lost four of their last five games including four losses in a row and are coming off a road loss on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-5.
The Philadelphia Flyers enter this game with a record of 25-23-7 and have won four of their last five games and are coming off a home win on Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 6-2. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers are 25-23-7 and 14-10-4 at home. The Philadelphia Flyers need to continue to play strong if they are to make the playoffs this season as they have won nine of their last ten games. They currently have 57 points on the season which is 11th best in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Metropolitan division. Philadelphia is 25-23-7 overall, 14-10-4 at home and 10-10-4 as an underdog.
Claude Giroux leads the team in points and assists with 58 points and 42 assists. Sean Couturier leads the team in goals with 23. Carter Hart is 11-5-1 with a .926 save % and is allowing 2.45 goals per game this season.
Philadelphia is averaging 2.93 points per game which ranks 17th in the NHL. They are averaging 31.35 shots per game which ranks 19th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.49 power play shots per game which is tied for 24th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.98 power play chances per game which ranks 17th in the NHL. The Flyers are allowing 3.31 goals per game which ranks 23rd in the NHL.
The Penguins are 28-20-7 and 13-10-5 on the road. The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to have to snap out of their losing streak as any further damage could put them out of the playoff picture. They have 63 points on the season which is 8th best in the Eastern Conference and 4th best in the Metropolitan division. Pittsburgh is 28-20-7 overall, 13-10-5 on the road and 24-15-7 as a favorite.
Sidney Crosby leads the team in points and assists with 62 points and 39 assists. Jake Guentzel leads the team in goals with 26. Casey DeSmith is 13-10-5 with a .916 save % and is 2.78 goals per game.
Pittsburgh is averaging 3.44 goals per game which ranks 6th in the NHL. They are averaging 32.53 shots per game which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.65 power play goals per game which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.78 power play chances per game which ranks 25th in the NHL. The Penguins are allowing 3.13 goals per game which ranks 20th in the NHL.
The Red Hot Flyers Get another Win
The Philadelphia Flyers have won nine of their last ten games while the Penguins have been struggling after losing four games in a row. Pittsburgh is 7-3 in their last ten match-ups with Philadelphia while outscoring the Penguins by an average of 4.5 to 2.6 in those games. The Flyers are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Penguins while outscoring Pittsburgh by an average of 4.33 to 4 in those contests. I look for that trend to continue with a Flyers win at home over the Penguins in the game on Monday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.