At the onset of his tenure Scott Gordon faced a monumental challenge as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Gordon stepped into a NHL betting online situation in which the season was over before it ever started. Or so it seemed at the time. Yet Gordon has been able to rally the Flyers into playoff contention with a remarkable run. Problematic is that Philadelphia is running out of time. For Mike Sullivan and the Pittsburgh Penguins a depleted defensive corps is giving them little margin for error as well. Additionally, inconsistent play has been a drag on Pittsburgh’s betting value.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Date and Time: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Late on Pittsburgh has picked up the pace with one of their better stretches of the season. Four wins in their last five games has come at a most opportune time. Pittsburgh has gone under the total in five of their last six tilts. NHL metrics have the Penguins ranked fifth for goal scoring, fourth for the power play, 16th for goals against and 18th for penalty killing. Owing to that is a record of 37-23-7-2 with just 32 of their 69 games going over the total.
In a similar way the Flyers are also cranking cash with six payouts in their last eight games. Six of Philadelphia’s last eight matchups have gone over the total. Scott Gordon’s team ranks 12th in the NHL for goal scoring, 21st for the power play, 28th for goals against, and 26th for penalty killing. Philly is now 34-27-7-1 with just 31 of their 69 games going under the total. The Flyers are just three points out of a playoff spot.
Stats to Consider
A big part of Philadelphia’s improvement has been their play on the road. Overall the Flyers have won eight of their last 10 on enemy ice with only one of their last four away tilts going under the total. On the other hand, Pittsburgh has been a strong NHL Betting online value at home. Gamblers are impressed with the Pens mark of 14-6 at PPG Paints Arena.
Team vs. Team
Pittsburgh has had the better of this head to head sportsbook rivalry. To show the Penguins have come away with the cash in nine of their last 13 games with the Flyers. Just two of the last eight in this matchup have gone over the total. However, the Flyers have been at their best against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Philadelphia has left town with a sack of cash in their last three visits to Pittsburgh. None of those three games went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the Flyers will have the NHL Betting online advantage on price as the road team. As was previously noted Philadelphia has been profitable on the road and at Pittsburgh.
Flyers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Picks
Specifically, Gordon has remade Philadelphia into one of the best teams in the second half of the season.
Flyers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Pick: Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Flyers 3, Penguins 2
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