Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Metropolitan Rivalry Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Monday’s Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers matchup offers some intriguing NHL hockey betting action. The Penguins are undeniably stuck in a massive rut after conceding 4 straight losses and posting a 2-6 record in their last 8. The Flyers on the other hand, have built up some momentum thanks to their recent 9-1 momentum. So with this in mind, will Philadelphia be able to pose a problem for Pittsburgh this Monday night? Let’s check up on tonight’s NHL sports betting odds to find out.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Monday, February 11th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
The Penguins enter this Monday night contest sporting a 28-20-7 record on the season. That lackluster record nets Pittsburgh 63 points on the season, which ranks them as the 4th best team in the Metropolitan Division. No doubt Pittsburgh’s recent woes account for their fall from grace within the top 3 of the Met. The team that usurped them just happened to be the Columbus Blue Jackets and their 65 point tally on the season. Things are getting pretty tight in the final two spots of the Met’s top 3 since there are 4 teams all within 5 points of one another. With that in mind, Pittsburgh needs to do all they can to get the win on the road this evening. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, they just happen to be 7-3 in their last 10 versus Philadelphia. If that trend continues this evening, the Guins should be able to snap out of their current rut. Or at the very least, get a head start in doing so.
Players to Watch: Sidney Crosby (23 G, 39 A, 62 PTS), Phil Kessel (21 G, 36 A, 57 PTS), and Evgeni Malkin (14 G, 41 A, 55 PTS).
The Flyers enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 25-23-7 record on the season. With more losses than wins this season, it’s no surprise to see Philly rank 6th in the Metropolitan. With a 57 point tally on the season, it’s looking like Philly will in fact miss out on this year’s postseason. Nevertheless, they can still vie to spoil their rivals’ evening tonight. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Philadelphia will not have an easy time doing so. This is because they currently rank 25th in the NHL in defense and will have to face an offense that ranks as the 6th best in the league. Philly may have the home ice advantage here but it’s unlikely that will be enough. Granted, the Guins are in a bit of a rut so maybe this is just what Philly needs to pull off the upset.
Players to Watch: Claude Giroux (16 G, 42 A, 58 PTS), Sean Couturier (23 G, 25 A, 48 PTS), and Jakub Voracek (13 F, 34 A, 47 PTS).
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers contest? The Guins recent troubles makes taking them a bit of a risk here. Then again, Philly has struggled against Pittsburgh all season long so maybe that is your best this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 6-4 Pittsburgh.