The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers will both be looking to extend their winning ways when they square off live from the Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love on Friday night. With Philly looking to improve in the Eastern Conference playoff standings and the Rangers desperate to get in the postseason as they sit just outside of eighth place, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NHL Odds for the Rangers vs Flyers.
Rangers vs Flyers 2020 NHL Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- NHL Odds: Philadelphia -169 / NY Rangers +150 / Total: 6
BACK AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/kcO88AYVXI— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 28, 2020
Why Bet On The NY Rangers
The Rangers have won five straight and a red-hot nine of their last 10 games overall. New York is two points within Columbus for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and have won a stupendous nine straight on the road, including an emphatic 5-2 win over Montreal on Thursday night.
Mika Zibanejad has lit the lamp at least once in six straight games and has 30 goals in in 50 games this season to match his career high set in 2018-19. Ryan Strome recorded two goals and added an assist in Thursday’s win. Alexandar Georgiev turned back 32 of 34 shots to get the win.
The Rangers average 3.3 goals per game to rank sixth in scoring while allowing 3.0 goals per game defensively (15th). New York has gone 18-11-1-1 on the road this season.
- Goals: 3.37
- Shots: 31.13
- PP/PK Percentage: 22.89
- Goals: 3.06
- Shots: 34.41
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.19
New York Rangers NHL Betting Trends
- Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
- Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.
- Rangers are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a road underdog.
- Rangers are 9-0 in their last 9 road games.
- Rangers are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. Metropolitan.
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Why Bet On Philadelphia
Philadelphia has won four straight and seven of their last nine games overall as they sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race, just one point behind Pittsburgh. The Flyers are five points clear of a wild-card spot following their 4-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday.
“Seems like they’re having a lot of fun,” Philadelphia’s Nate Thompson said after he was acquired at Monday’s trade deadline. “It’s fun to be a part of. We just need to keep it going, but it’s a good time.”
Kevin Hayes lit the lamp twice on Monday while Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Travis Konecny added goals. The Flyers average 3.3 goals per game to rank ninth in scoring while allowing 2.9 goals per game defensively (11th).
Philadelphia has gone a stellar 22-5-0-4 at home this season.
- Goals: 3.33
- Shots: 31.41
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.39
- Goals: 2.94
- Shots: 28.56
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.99
Philadelphia Flyers NHL Betting Trends
- Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
- Flyers are 24-9 in their last 33 games as a home favorite.
- Flyers are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Flyers are 18-7 in their last 25 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Flyers are 30-12 in their last 42 games as a favorite.
- Flyers are 20-8 in their last 28 home games.
- Flyers are 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games.
Rangers vs Flyers Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Rangers might be playing lights out hockey right now, but Philadelphia has been rock-solid at home and new York is taking the ice tonight as part of back-to-back games that should have them at least a bit leg weary. I know the Rangers have gone a perfect 9-0 in their last nine road dates and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on no rest, but the Flyers are a scorching 24-9 in their last 33 games as a home favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 home games overall.
New York has struggled mightily in going a dismal 1-7 in the last 8 meetings between these two longtime rivals and 1-4 in their last five road dates in Philly. With the favorite in this series going a bankroll-boosting 8-2 in the last 10 meetings, I say Philly takes care of business to get the hard-fought home win!
Pick: Flyers 4 Rangers 3