Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (11-12-3) vs Philadelphia Flyers (13-9-3)
Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers +113 / Philadelphia Flyers -125 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this one looking to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to Washington last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 28 points including team-highs of 12 goals and 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 11 goals and 11 assists. Kevin Hayes, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier each have double-digit assists as well this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 28 shots per game with a 19.5% success rate on the power play while giving up 3.2 goals per game on 30.1 shots against per contest with a 73.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The New York Rangers will be looking to add to their impressive 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins in their last matchup. Pavel Buchnevich leads the Rangers in scoring with 22 points coming on 8 goals and a team-high 14 assists while Artemi Panarin has 14 assists with 19 points. Chris Kreider and Ryan Strome each have 19 points as well with Kreider adding a team-high 14 goals and Strome pitching in 10 goals and 9 assists. As a team, New York is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 29.6 shots per game with a 15.4% power play success rate while allowing 2.8 goals per game on 29.1 shots against per game with an 86.3% success rate on the PK this season.
Philadelphia is 15-7 in their last 22 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games played on 1 days rest. New York is 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 home games. Philadelphia is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in New York.
This is hard to call as the Flyers have been stumbling, but the Rangers have been streaky, the thing is that the Rangers have just had no luck against the Flyers in recent meetings. I just think that when it’s this tightly contested and hard to make a call, any edge you can find is a good one and when it’s a dominant one like this one, it’s all the better. I’ll back the Flyers to get the job done here.