Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers - 11/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (14-6-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (9-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers clash Friday afternoon in a NHL game at the Wells Fargo Center on NBC.
The New York Rangers look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Rangers are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with 12 goals, Kevin Hayes has nine assists and Rick Nash has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 36 goals on 406 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 14 goals on 213 shots. The New York Rangers have lost four straight games when allowing more than two goals.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for a bounce back victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 10 goals, Jakub Voracek has 10 assists and Matt Read has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 43 goals on 402 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 25 goals on 177 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have lost six straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 12-5 in their last 17 overall. The Flyers are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 2-0-3 in the last 5 meetings.
The Rangers have cooled off recently with three recent losses and a defense that's been giving up goals left and right. I also like to favor home teams in early games, as they tend to have the advantage with the weird schedule. I'm going to back the Flyers due to the Rangers hitting a small rough patch.