The Philadelphia Flyers have just one win over their past 10 games against the New York Rangers with those Atlantic Division clubs set to hit the ice in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
*Editor Note: Brad Richards not expected to play due to sore neck after that hit from behind vs Sabres.
The Rangers edged the Flyers 2-1 as a -155 home favorite when those teams last met on January 29 in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. Philadelphia topped New York by a 2-1 score at home in their first meeting of the year on January 24.
The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 11-11-1 this season, while the Rangers are 10-8-2. Philadelphia is 11-11-1 against the total, while New York is 7-11-2 versus the number.
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Rangers as -147 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at .
The Rangers - Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 14.1% while the Flyers defense kills off 84.4% of their penalties.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 2-1 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Philadelphia at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
New York was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Sabres. They won as -210 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Flyers at Rangers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
NY Rangers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Rangers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 7
NY Rangers at NY Islanders, Thursday, March 7