New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/17/21

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/17/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (14-9-3) at New York Rangers (11-12-4)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers +115 / Philadelphia Flyers -129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meet Wednesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 13 goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Kevin Hayes has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 29 goals on 301 shots.

The New York Rangers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 14 goals, Artemi Panarin has 16 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 31 goals on 393 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 31 goals on 275 shots.

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The Flyers are 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 36-16 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rangers are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Flyers last 4 overall. The under is 20-9-2 in Rangers last 31 overall. The Flyers are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 11-2 in the last 13 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers have cooled off over the last week or so, but they've played their best hockey as of late on the road and they just beat the Rangers on Monday. The New York Rangers have had issues finishing games lately and the offense sometimes struggles to get going. The Flyers have been dominant in the road favorite role dating back to last season and they've beaten up on the Rangers in recent contests. I'll lay the cheap price with the Flyers here.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers -129

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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