Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Flyers NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(6-7-3) New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-3)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers +105| Flyers -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flyers -1.5 (+200)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The line looks a little light for the Flyers, who are just -125 favorites at home despite a decent 5-3-2 record over their last 10. Philadelphia has lost their last two though, including a 3-2 SO loss to the Rangers last Thursday.
New York is also 5-3-2 over their last 10 though and aside from the win over the Flyers, the Rangers are coming off a 4-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday. Both teams are well-rested coming into this one.
New York Rangers
The Rangers suffer a big loss coming into Wednesday’s meeting, as Artemi Panarin is out indefinitely stemming to a personal matter about assault allegations in Russia. Panarin is New York’s leading scorer.
Panarin had been a key cog in the Rangers consecutive wins as well, dishing out 3 helpers over that span. Ryan Strome has 3 points in the last two and will need to take on a bigger role, Chris Kreider also scored in the win over the Capitals.
The Rangers offense overall has been disappointing this season, so although the loss of Panarin hurts, New York still relies on their defense. NYR ranks 7th in the league in goals against and are top 10 in shots allowed.
Goaltender records mean nothing in hockey, otherwise it would look like Igor Shesterkin is having a rough year at 4-5. The opposite is true, as Shesterkin’s GAA of 2.23 is 8th best in the league.
The Flyers will try to avenge last Thursday’s 3-2 loss in a shootout to the Rangers. The Flyers needed a goal from Joel Farabee with under 2:00 left just to force the extra period, but overall this game was controlled in the nets.
Philadelphia’s game on Sunday was decided by goaltenders as well, but not in the good way. The Bruins were up 6-2 by the end of the 2nd period and a David Pastrnak hat trick sealed the deal at 7-3.
Carter Hart stopped just 17 of 23 Boston shots, and was eventually pulled for Brian Elliott. Hart will definitely be dealing with some confidence issues coming into the tilt with the Rangers, as it’s his 3rd in the last 4 allowing 4+ goals.
Hart’s struggles definitely tip the balances towards New York’s favor. Shesterkin has allowed 2 goals or less in six of his last seven starts for the Rangers. Philly’s offense does rank 6th in scoring though.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 6-14 in their last 20 overall
- Under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 road games
- Under is 16-5 in Rangers last 21 overall
- Flyers are 28-13 in their last 41 home games
- Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
- Over is 4-0 in Flyers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest
- Rangers are 2-9 in the last 11 head to head meetings
Free New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Prediction:
At first glance this looks like a hammer play on the Flyers at just -125 at home. Philadelphia is 5-2-3 at the Wells Fargo Center this year, but the Rangers are a decent 3-2-1 going away on the year.
Shesterkin is the X-factor in this game, and he’s played great lately. That doesn’t necessarily mean backing the Rangers at +105, but he should shut down the Philadelphia offense.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
New York’s scoring takes a hit with the loss of Panarin as well.
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