Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia
This could be nice chance for Pittsburgh Penguins to turn around the season and to start playing as everyone expects from them. So far Pittsburgh is only 10-14 overall which is very poor for their standards. Even here at home ice they are below 50%, 5-7.
Ok, probably injuries also affected this. Sidney Crosby was absent for a while, he missed some games. Recently he has returned and immediately scored a hat trick but the Penguins still lost 6:3 to Colorado.
So, although I expect from Pittsburgh to start playing better, probably is not time yet to bet on this team. But over the totals seems as great choice in this upcoming game.
The Penguins' opponent are Philadelphia Flyers. So, it's a big rivalry in question, the so called Battle of Pennsylvania.
I expect great game, after all as always when these two meets each other. If there is something good for home team, then it is a fact that Flyers are struggling too. The guests are also 10-14 overall but recently with even less success than Pittsburgh.
Note game between these big rivals are usually high scoring. In last two seasons and 8 mutual meetings, we have had 7.25 total goals per game. I expect something similar this time.
In this season Pittsburgh was somewhere around even when it comes to over/under. So, Pittsburgh didn't secure profit for over bettors but the Flyers did. Namely, Philadelphia is 15-9 in favour of over.
It's not crucial but it should be mentioned that currently both of these two teams are without first goaltenders. So, Elliot and Murray are out.
Today's starters are Casey DeSmith for Pittsburgh and Anthony Stolarz for the Flyers. Both of them are strong reason to back this over bet, especially I mean on Stolarz's form.
Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia prediction
|Over 6.5||Pinnacle||1.91||8||2-4 LOST (-8 units)|