KEY POINTS

  • Flyers host the Penguins on Tuesday
  • Flyers are dogs at home
  • Sidney Crosby looks to lead Pittsburgh to seventh win in eight games

Sidney Crosby has been playing as if he did not miss significant time for the Penguins. The Pittsburgh captain is looking to score for the fifth game in a row since his return when the Penguins visit the Flyers Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Flyers are pegged as underdogs at home based on the last update in the NHL odds. As winners of six of their last seven games, the Penguins got the upper hand to seize another W in this Metropolitan Division ice battle.

Philadelphia Flyers:

The Flyers are being represented by Travis Konecny in the All-Star game alone. That itself speaks of Philly’s lack of firepower that had them struggling against some of the stacked line-ups in the league. 

As they host the Penguins, the 22-year-old will seek to make his presence felt anew and boost their chances of outscoring their visitors.

Pittsburgh Penguins: 

Crosby will be a marked man once again in this match. As it seems, the returning skater loves playing against the Flyers. In fact, Crosby poured in three points behind a goal and two assists when Pittsburgh and Philly first met on Oct. 29 which the Penguins won in dominant fashion, 7-1.

The team is coming off a come from behind win against the Boston Bruins last Sunday, but they are aiming to start stronger this time and book their seventh win in eight games. 

Odds and Trends:

The Penguins are priced at -135 faves to win. The Flyers are dogs at home, offered at +115.

The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and 11-3 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.

The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road favorite and 9-1 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record.

Over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 6-1 in Penguins last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.

Under is 4-1-1 in Flyers last 6 home games.

Prediction:

Moneyline: Penguins

Total: Under

Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on as he skates against the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on May 23, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Getty Images