Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers - 3/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (11-12-4) vs Philadelphia Flyers (14-9-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers +115 / Philadelphia Flyers -129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on a 5-4 win over the Rangers last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 13 goals with 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 24 points with 12 goals and 12 assists. Jakub Voracek’s got a team-high 17 assists while Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov each have double-digit assists as well for Philly this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 28 shots per game with a 20.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.3 goals per game on 29.9 shots per game against with a 74.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The New York Rangers will try to rebound from their loss to the Flyers in their last outing. Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin share the team lead in scoring with 22 points apiece, with Panarin logging a team-high 16 assists. Ryan Strome has 10 goals with 10 assists while Chris Kreider has 19 points with a team-high 14 goals and Adam Fox has 13 assists this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.8 goals per game on 29.5 shots per game with a 14.1% success rate on the power play while giving up 2.8 goals per game on 28.7 shots per game against with an 85.6% kill rate on the PK this season.
Philadelphia is 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 38-17 in their last 55 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. New York is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the under is 15-4-2 in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record. Philadelphia is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.
It’s hard to beat the same team twice in a row at times, especially in a division rivalry like the one that the Rangers and Flyers have. However, the Flyers got a huge confidence building win against the Rangers last time out and I think the confidence from that win will carry over here as the Flyers continue their dominance over the Rangers with a win here.