Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 10/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (3-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -102 / Pittsburgh Penguins -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSN, NHL
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday night in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for their first road victory of the season after splitting their last six games overall. The Penguins are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with three goals, Phil Kessel has four assists and Patric Hornqvist has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 23 goals on 256 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed zero goals on seven shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 20 of their last 21 regular season games when scoring three or more goals. Kris Letang is questionable.
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The Philadelphia Flyers could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Flyers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with five goals, Jakub Voracek has five assists and Matt Read has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 19 goals on 167 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed nine goals on 58 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed at least three goals in seven straight games.
The Penguins are 15-7 in their last 22 road games and 22-6 in their last 28 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Penguins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Flyers are a better team than what they've shown so far this season and a home game against a solid club should help inspire them to get back on track. The Flyers have gotten the better of the Penguins over the years, epsecially when the game is played in Philadelphia. So, I'll take a stab with the Flyers at home and the sweet price.