New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Pick and Prediction
The New York Rangers (47-20-6) matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers (23-38-11) in Philadelphia Wednesday night. The Rangers are currently having a stellar season and sit in second place behind the Carolina Hurricanes in the Metropolitan Division.
The Flyers are having an extremely poor season, and they currently sit second to last behind the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division. New York is looking to extend their three-game winning streak while the Flyers look to bounce back from their previous loss. The Rangers currently lead the series against the Flyers 2-1 this season as the Flyers look to even it up Wednesday night.
New York Rangers Look To Extend Point Streak
New York has been playing great hockey during the final stretch of the season, and they need as many points as they can get if they want to claim the division title. The Rangers recently defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-1 in New York, which helped them extend their win streak to three games.
The Rangers have been excellent from the net out this season, and their greatest strength has to be their defense. The Rangers sit in the top three in the NHL for goals against this season. They have only allowed 184 goals in 73 games played. The Rangers’ goaltending has also been fantastic as goaltender Igor Shesterkin has recorded an absurd .935 save percentage this season.
Flyers Look To Bounce Back From Loss
The Flyers’ season has been an extreme disappointment as they currently are very far from a playoff spot. The Flyers recently lost to the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Philadelphia and are 1-2 in their last three games played.
The Flyers have struggled all throughout the lineup this season, but their biggest weakness has been their defense. The Flyers’ defense currently sits inside of the top ten in the NHL for goals against per game with a 3.19 goals against average. The Flyers will need to step up defensively if they are going to take down the Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Rangers Will Cover The Puckline (+115)
New York has been playing great hockey during their three-game winning streak while also only allowing three goals throughout those three games. The Flyers’ offense has struggled all year, and I do not see them scoring more than two goals against the Rangers on Wednesday night. The Rangers will cover the puckline and defeat the Flyers by two goals regardless of their loss against them in their previous matchup.
The Rangers are the favorite in this matchup with -210 odds, while the Flyers are the underdog with +170 odds. The puckline is set at -1.5 with +115 odds for the Rangers and 1.5 with -135 odds for the Flyers. The under/over is set at 6, with the over having -115 odds and the under at -105 odds. The Rangers’ defense will be too strong to overcome for the Flyers, allowing the Rangers to cover the puckline.