Hockey odds preview - New York vs. Philadelphia


New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers
33-24-3 March 01, 2014, 01:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 30-24-6



Wells Fargo Center hosts an NHL battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday.

Philadelphia battles the Rangers, currently with a 33-24-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-25-7 for the Flyers and 23-28-9 for the Rangers.

View New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New York before puck drop in this match found them as -110-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flyers at No. 12 and the Rangers at No. 1 heading into this contest.

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New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blackhawks on February 27. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Flyers were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 19.18% while the Rangers defense kills off 83.05% of their penalties.

A few Rangers at Flyers trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Rangers's last 13 games
NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Rangers


Next up:
New York home to Boston, Sunday, March 2nd
Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, March 2nd