Planning on watching today's Penguins and Flyers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the Flyers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NBCS. The Penguins are the favored team in this Metropolitan divisional contest against the Flyers. The game's over/under currently sits at 6 goals.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +1.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 8th.

WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:

  • With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Penguins to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Penguins on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Flyers (+1.5)

Can the Penguins Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

On the season, the Penguins have gone 19-15-4 and are currently in 7th place in the Metropolitan Division and 12th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is 10-14, and they have gone 5-6 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five games.

When playing on the road, Pittsburgh has gone 9-7-3 this season, and they have won their last two road games. As the favorite, the Penguins have gone 11-10-3, and they have lost their last two games when favored. In games against the Flyers this season, Pittsburgh has gone 1-2.

On the season, Pittsburgh is 18-20 against the puck line, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Penguins have 13 wins by multiple goals and have gone 9-15 against the puck line when favored.

As the road team, Pittsburgh is 9-10 vs. the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.3 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Penguins have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

This season, Pittsburgh's games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Penguins currently have an over/under record of 15-20-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 21st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 12-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-6.

Pittsburgh's leading scorer is Sidney Crosby. So far, he has 22 goals which is 9th in the NHL. Crosby also comes into the game with 19 assists.

Defensively, the Flyers are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Tristan Jarry gets the start and has made 26 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-12, and his save percentage is 0.8725490196078431%.

Can the Flyers Please their Home Crowd?

At home this season, the Flyers have gone 9-7-2, and they have been the underdog in 28 of their 39 games, going 14-9-5 in those contests. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in sixth place, and they have gone 10-9 against other teams in the East.

Over the last ten games, the Flyers have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog. For the season, Philadelphia is 20-13-6, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games.

At home this season, the Flyers have gone just 8-10 vs. the puck line, and they have gone just 3-8 vs. the puck line when favored. Overall, Philadelphia's puck line record is at 26-13, and they have gone 23-5 vs. the puck line as the underdog.

Philadelphia comes into this game with a puck line losing streak of three games, and they have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line over their last ten games. In their last three games at home, the Flyers have gone 0-3 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Philadelphia's games have finished with an average of 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Flyers have an over/under record of 15-23-1.

In their last three road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team's record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Flyers come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. This season, the Flyers have a 12-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-6 record.

Philadelphia's leading goal scorer is Travis Konecny. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 12th in the NHL. Konecny also comes into the game with 15 assists.

Defensively, the Flyers are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Samuel Ersson has started 16 games this season. His current record stands at 9-5, and his save percentage is 0.5784313725490197%.