Friday NHL Betting – Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL betting for the third time this season on Friday. The Flyers won the first matchup in Pittsburgh but the Penguins won the second meeting.  The road team won both games but that might not happen on Friday and the Penguins are getting the bulk of the action by gamblers making an NHL bet at Sbg

Neither the Flyers nor the Penguins are off to a great start this season.  The Flyers are .500 while the Penguins are just on game above the break even mark.  It is early in the season but one thing that has become clear is that neither team can play defense.  This could be a high scoring game on Friday night.  The Flyers have a good line right now that is scoring.  Danny Briere has combined well with Scott Hartnell and Ville Leino. Head coach Peter Laviolette said that line is really going well.  The Flyers are also getting scoring out of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.

Over the Total?
With these two teams and their offenses you would think the game on Friday night would go over the total. We mentioned the Flyers already and we know about the Penguins with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The problem we have with playing the over is that four of the last five in this series have gone under. The Penguins are 9th in the league in scoring so you have to think they will light the lamp on Friday. The Flyers really don’t know what they are doing in goal as they are rotating between Brian Boucher and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Penguins 7-3 vs. Flyers
The Penguins have won seven of the last ten in the series against the Flyers. The concern if you like Pittsburgh with your NHL bet is that this series is a road team series.  The only three losses for the Penguins in the last ten vs. Philadelphia have come at home.  If this game was in Philly you would love the Penguins but even in Pittsburgh the Penguins are still the likely choice in NHL betting. The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 road games plus the Penguins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the Atlantic Division.