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NHL Betting Picks: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers – SportsUntapped.com
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Added December 14th, 2010 by Steve

NHL Betting Picks: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
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Pittsburgh Penguins (21-8-2) @ Philadelphia Flyers (19-7-5)

Date: Tuesday December 14th, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm EST

Predicted Score: Philadelphia Flyers 3-2

Preview: The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will square off on Tuesday night. The winner of this game will not only take over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic, but also have the most points in the Eastern Conference, and all of the National Hockey League. The Penguins currently have 44 points, while the Flyers are sitting with 43. Pittsburgh has gone 11-3-1 when playing on the road this season; for the best road record in hockey. Pittsburgh has outscored their opponents 101-71, which is the highest goal differential in the National Hockey League. The Penguins have won 12 straight games; including a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Saturday night. Pittsburgh has seen Sidney Crosby once again have a great season. Crosby leads the team with 51 points; including 26 goals and 25 assists. The Penguins are fifth in the NHL in goals per game, with 3.2.

Philadelphia has also been hot; winning two in a row and going 6-1-3 in their last ten games. Philadelphia picked up a 2-1 win over Boston on Saturday in overtime. The Flyers rank third in the NHL in goals per game with 3.4. The defense has also been solid; fourth best in the NHL, allowing just 2.4 per game. Philadelphia is led offensively by Mike Richards. The center has 11 goals and 19 assists on the season. The Flyers are 10-5-2 when playing at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have out scored their opponents 105-76, for a goal differential of 29, which is second best; behind Pittsburgh.

My Betting Picks: the streak ends! The streak ends! Philadelphia takes over the top spot with a big home win. Flyers win 3-2.

 
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