Flyers vs. Penguins - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (48-25-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (39-27-14)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -143 / Pittsburgh Penguins +120 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have not lost a single game since March 24. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 36 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 274 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 132 goals on 1,665 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 30 goals, Brayden Schenn has 31 assists and Claude Giroux has 234 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 131 goals on 1,583 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 67 goals on 891 shots. Mason has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 8-0 in their last 8 road games and 23-8 in their last 31 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-3 in their last 12 home games. The Penguins are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
I know this is probably a bigger game for the Flyers right now, but we're getting plus money with a team that hasn't lost in two weeks. Pitt has also won eight straight on the road. Give me the hottest team in hockey and the plus money.