Flyers vs. Rangers - 1/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (23-15-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (19-15-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Rangers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with 16 goals, Derick Brassard has 16 assists and Rick Nash has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 87 goals on 1,090 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 16 goals on 197 shots. Lundqvist has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with 12 goals, Wayne Simmonds has 12 assists and Brayden Schenn has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 66 goals on 765 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 36 goals on 547 shots. Mason has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 1-10 in their last 11 road games and 36-16 in their last 52 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-0 in their last 6 home games. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Flyers have won six straight on their home ice, and the home team has won 20 of the last 28 meetings between these two teams. That's good enough for me to back the Flyers.