A couple of very familiar NHL foes square of tonight in the game between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Our NHL consultant hones in on all the pertinent information regarding the total in this contest. His article concludes with a betting system which has gone 33-11 since 1996.
NHL Bitter Rivalry Renewed Tonight
I’ll be covering one of the more heated rivalries in the NHL tonight when the Flyers host the Penguins at 7:35 PM ET. My area of concentration will be geared toward the total in this contest when making one of our NHL picks for Tuesday. According to the NHL odds at BetOnline, the current posted total is 5.5. This will be just the second meeting of the season between these Metropolitan Division rivals. Pittsburgh was a 5-3 home winner over Philadelphia this past October 22nd, and that game went over the total of 5.5.
Power of the Pens
The Pittsburgh Penguins have seen twelve of their sixteen games played in January go over the total during the past two seasons. As a matter of fact, Pittsburgh has gone over the total in their previous three games, and has seen just one of their last eight stay under the total. The Penguins power play has been highly efficient since the start of the season, converting on 23.3% of their man advantage opportunities. The Pittsburgh power play has been red-hot during their previous five games going 5-for-15 (33.3%).
Tonight will mark the seventh game in ten days for the Philadelphia Flyers. They’ve gone over the total in fourteen of their eighteen games during the past two seasons, when playing six or more games in a ten day period. They also have the unenviable task of having to face offensively explosive opponent (Pittsburgh) that’s averaging 3.0 goals per game this season. Philadelphia has seen eighteen of twenty-three go over the total in the past two seasons, when facing a team that averages 2.85 or more goals per game. The Flyers power play units have gone a very good 6-for-17 (35.3%) during their previous five games. Contrarily, the penalty killing has been the polar opposite during that same time span, allowing opponents to convert on 6-for15 (40%) of their power play chances.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 5-2 loss in their previous game at the hands of their Metropolitan Division rival the New York Rangers. This sets up a very profitable NHL totals betting system that’s passed the test of time.
Any team (Pittsburgh) playing in January, coming off a loss versus an opponent within their own division, and they allowed four goals or more in that contest, has seen 33 of those 44-games (75%) go over the total since 1996. There was an average of 6.6 goals combined scored in those 44-games.
Free NHL Pick: Play on the Penguins and Flyers to go over the total of 5.5 at BetOnline