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Rangers Have Been Great at MSG

If the New York Rangers could solve their deficiencies on the road then they would likely be the best team in hockey, but luckily for them they will be in Madison Square Garden once again Sunday. The Rangers are 20-5-3 at home this season, the third-best record on home ice in the NHL. The Rangers will host the fledgling Philadelphia Flyers Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-2 in the Flyers past six games on the road.
  • The Rangers are 13-2 SU in their past 15 games when hosting the Flyers.
  • The Flyers called up Andrew MacDonald after Michael Del Zotto suffered an injury last game.

The Rangers will be short staffed with Ryan McDonagh missing his fourth game due to a concussion and Rick Nash still on the shelf. New York has picked up at least one point in nine consecutive home games, with their last, non-overtime loss at MSG coming against the Capitals on December 20.

Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is on an 11-game point streak (three goals, 11 assists), which is the longest in NHL history for a rookie d-man. Despite that impressive streak, the Flyers have just four wins in their past 11 outings with the team surrendering an average of three goals per game in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as -173 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.5-1.9 win for the Rangers on Sunday. 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 Philadelphia Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 24-20-10 this season, while the Rangers are 31-18-6. Philadelphia is 20-20-14 against the total, while New York is 24-22-9 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (New York Rangers) and the No. 12 (Philadelphia Flyers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 5-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a Philadelphia Flyers defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.69 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 17.01% rate while the Flyers have a 77.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 2-1 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, New York was a 5-4 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
  • NY Rangers is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at New Jersey, Tuesday, February 16th
New York home to Chicago, Wednesday, February 17th