Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins 11/25/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-3) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7-8-5)
November 25, 2022 5:30 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +195 / Pittsburgh Penguins -250; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Friday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on their current four-game win streak after a 2-1 shootout win over the Calgary Flames last time out. Sidney Crosby has a team-high 27 points with 10 goals and 17 assists while Evgeni Malkin has 20 points split between 8 goals and 12 assists. Jake Guentzel has also chipped in 18 points with a team-high 10 goals and 8 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 7-3-2 with a 3.09 GAA and a .910 save percentage while Casey DeSmith is 3-4-1 with a 2.88 GAA and a .909 save percentage in goal for Pittsburgh this season.

The Philadelphia Flyers will hope to snap their eight-game losing skid after a 3-2 OT loss to the Capitals last time out. Travis Konecny leads the Flyers in scoring with 19 points including a team-high 7 goals and 12 assists while Kevin Hayes has 19 points with 14 assists. Tony DeAngelo has 10 points with 3 goals and 7 assists while Joel Farabee has 13 points split between 4 goals and 9 assists as well. Owen Tippett’s also got 10 points with 6 goals this season. Carter Hart’s gone 6-4-4 with a 2.68 GAA and a .920 save percentage while Felix Sandstrom is 1-4-1 with a 3.36 GAA and an .897 save percentage in goal for Philadelphia this season.

Pittsburgh is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the over is 12-2 in their last 14 division games. Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 12-46 in their last 58 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 division games.

I get the reasoning for taking a home underdog in some spots, but the truth is that sometimes it’s as simply as backing the better team. The Penguins have turned it around after a sluggish run a couple of weeks ago, while the Flyers are in free fall after their hot start to the year. I want no part of the Flyers right now. Give me the Penguins by default.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Pittsburgh -1.5
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