Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/31/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM (PPG Paints Arena)

PIT -165, O/U 6

The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Pittsburgh, PA on Friday for a game against their instate rival, Penguins in a matchup of teams in the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Flyers defeated the Penguins by the score of 3-0.  The Flyers received goals from Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Justin Braun on their way to the win.  Flyers goalie Brian Elliot recorded the win in the game, making saves on all 19 shots that he faced from the Penguins. 

After the win against the Penguins, the Flyers are now 27-17-6 which is good enough for 6th in the Metropolitan Division.  Travis Konecny leads the Flyers in points with 43 and in goals with 17 so far this season.  Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia in assists with 30 on the year, including 6 coming while on the power play.  Goalie Brian Elliot is 12-5-3 on the year with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.89.  Goalie Carter Hart is 15-11-3 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.61.  The Flyers come into their game against the Penguins at full strength as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.

The Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to town on Friday after losing their last game against the Flyers by the score of 3-0.  Pittsburgh was only able to put a total of 19 shots on net against the Flyers and they were never able to sneak one past Philadelphia goalie, Brian Elliot who recorded the shutout.  Pittsburgh goalie Tristian Jarry recorded the loss in net, allowing 2 goals on 29 of the Flyers shots on the night. 

On the year, the Penguins are 31-14-5 and are currently in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division. Evgeni Malkin leads the Penguins in points and assists on the year with 50 points and 35 assists.  Bryan Rust leads Pittsburgh in goals with 21.  Pittsburgh has received strong goaltending on the season from both Matt Murray and back up, Tristian Jarry.  On the year, Murray is 15-6-4 with 1 shutout and a 2.84 goals against average, while Jarry is 16-8-1 with 3 shutouts and a 2.16 goals against average. The Penguins enter Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.

The Philadelphia Flyers have scored 3.06 goals per game this season while allowing 2.90 goals per game.  The Pittsburgh Penguins have scored 3.30 goals per game this year while allowing 2.72 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Flyers are 4-1 and have won 2 games in a row while the Penguins are 3-2.  The season series is currently tied at 1-1 as the Penguins won in Pittsburgh by the score of 7-1 while the Flyers won 3-0 in Philadelphia.  The total has gone under in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games. The total has gone under in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games against Philadelphia. Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh, but I will be going with the Penguins in this one.  Pittsburgh wins 4-2. 

Travis’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -165(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.