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Rangers face Philadelphia Flyers: NHL odds preview and stats

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers
2-5-0 October 24, 2013, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 1-7-0

Hockey bettors look for value at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday as host Philadelphia battles the New York Rangers in hockey odds action.

This season the Flyers are 1-7-0 overall while the Rangers are 2-5-0. As for the totals, Philadelphia is 1-6-1 on the OU, and New York is 3-3-1.

View New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The Flyers sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at a No. 15 on the same chart.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Penguins on October 17. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 29-ranked offense (1.38 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.14 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 9.09% rate while the Rangers have a 78.57% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Rangers at Flyers trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing NY Rangers

Next up:
New York at Detroit, Saturday, October 26th