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Playing at MSG has Been a Nightmare for the Flyers

It’s everyone’s favorite Wednesday night rivalry tonight and we’ve got a showdown between two of the most volatile teams in the NHL. The Flyers, who are tied with the Stars for giving up the most goals this year, will meet the Rangers, who’ve scored the second-most goals, for a matchup in the Big Apple at the illustrious Madison Square Garden.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rangers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home against the Flyers.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Flyers' last 6 games on Wednesday.
  • The Flyers are 0-7 on the ML and 2-5 on the PL in their last 7 games as the underdog.

I assumed this total would open at something like 6 or 6.5 but that’s not the case. Books opened this game with a total of 5.5 and you’d be crazy to not pound the OVER in this spot. These teams have a combined 50-35-11 OVER/UNDER record this season and their last meeting resulted in a final total of seven goals with the Rangers winning 5-2.

New York has been getting crazy betting totals all year and given how the Rangers have been scoring goals, there are very few scenarios in which I see this game staying UNDER. Prior to their last two games, the Blueshirts posted five O’s in six games and the game that went U had a closing total of 6.5.

I like the Rangers tonight and think they win with a score of something in the area of 4-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Flyers were listed as 149 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 4.6-1.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers sport a record of 31-16-1 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Flyers sit at 23-19-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-18-4 for the Rangers and 24-17-7 for the Flyers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the New York Rangers at No. 7 and the Philadelphia Flyers at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.48 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.21 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 21.09% while the Flyers defense kills off 80.41% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Philadelphia at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on January 23. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Rangers's last 14 games
  • NY Rangers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Toronto, Thursday, January 26th
New York home to Columbus, Tuesday, January 31st

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