Flyers vs. Rangers - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (28-18-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (23-18-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +104 / New York Rangers -115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Rangers hope for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 18 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 19 assists and J.T. Miller has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 102 goals on 1,278 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Lundqvist has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 18 goals, Claude Giroux has 27 assists and Brayden Schenn has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 80 goals on 948 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 43 goals on 638 shots. Mason has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-13 in their last 16 road games. The Flyers are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. The Rangers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 21-10 in the last 31 meetings overall.
I'm not sure what's happened to the Rangers on the road, but I don't like it at all. The Rangers used to play better hockey away from home but that's no longer the case this season. I'll take the better price and the home team.