New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (37-20-7) at New York Rangers (35-25-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -105 / Philadelphia Flyers -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meet Sunday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 22 goals, Sean Couturier has 38 assists and Claude Giroux has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 78 goals on 769 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 88 goals on 977 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their last 16 games.
The New York Rangers look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 32 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 24 assists and Jacob Trouba has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 79 goals on 852 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 86 goals on 980 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their last 13 games.
The Flyers are 6-16 in the last 22 meetings in New York and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are playing some of their best hockey right now and just beat the Rangers comfortably a couple of days ago, and they've now outscored them 10-3 in the last two meetings. With that said, the Rangers have been kind to us over the last month since emerging as the most profitable team in the sport, and I'd feel weird stepping off the bandwagon after just one loss. I look for the Rangers to get revenge on their home ice.