Vegas Lines & NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Sunday, April 15, 2018
by Liev Jackson

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Meet With Their Series All Knotted at One

Vegas Lines & NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1) vs
Philadelphia Flyers (1-1)

Time: 3:00 PM ET
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Watch on: NBC, CBC, TVAS
Odds: Penguins -115
Total O/U:

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have played two games of their best of seven quarterfinal series and the results could not have been any different.

In game one, the defending champs from Pittsburgh jumped all over their in-state rivals, getting off to a 3-0 first period lead and just kept building from there. They won 7-0 and Flyers starting goalie Brian Elliott was pulled after five goals and 19 shots.

Philadelphia head coach Dave Hakstol’s response was not to panic. In fact, he didn’t change a thing, going with the same lines and going to back Elliott for game two. And his team rewarded him for it with a 5-1 win. Elliott was the star of the show as the Flyers were outshot 35-20.

Sean Couturier was a -3 and largely ineffective in game one and in this game he had a goal and two assists to lead the offense.

It was a 2-0 game heading into the third period before Philadelphia broke it open. They scored twice in the first 5:10 and even with the Penguins replied 17 seconds later to make it a 4-1 game, they stayed in control.

One thing they did much better in this game was get the puck down low. In game one, 12 of their 24 shots came from the perimeter. This time, in spite only 20 shots, 15 came from close in led by three from Wayne Simmonds and four from Jakub Voracek.

Pittsburgh might have been kept off the scoreboard, but Patrick Hornqvist had five shots as did Justin Schultz, while Evgeni Malkin had four.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
19 Pittsburgh
-115
20 Philadelphia
-105
  Total
6
 
 
Pittsburgh Penguins
 
Philadelphia Flyers
1-1
Lost 1
1
-$189.00
3.33
3.04
39-27
9-9
48-33-3
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
Money
Offense
Defense
Favorite
Underdog
O/U
1-1
Won 1
5
$94.00
3.05
2.99
27-21
16-20
44-37-3

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends & Predictions

Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia

Philadelphia:
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games
Philadelphia is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

The result:
The Penguins offense is in rhythm and it’s going to take another outstanding performance from Elliott to keep them in check. He’s a veteran who had a great run with St Louis two years ago, but has otherwise been shaky. I think Pittsburgh finds a way in a much tighter game. The Pick: Penguins 4-3.

Liev Jackson NHL Predictions: Pittsburgh -115
Total O/U: Over 6½
NHL Record:
October, 2018: 2-0   /   +2.00 Units

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