New York Rangers (14-13-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (15-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -130 / New York Rangers +118 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night.
The New York Rangers will look to build off of a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres in their last matchup. Pavel Buchnevich leads the Rangers in scoring with 29 points including 11 goals and 18 assists while Artemi Panarin’s got 28 points with a team-high 28 assists. Ryan Strome has 26 points with 10 goals and 16 apples while Chris Kreider has a team-high 16 goals and Adam Fox has 21 points with 18 assists. As a team, New York is averaging 3 goals per game on 29.8 shots per game with a 16.1% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals per game on 28 shots per game against with an 86.9% success rate on the PK this season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to rebound from a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils in their last matchup. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 31 points coming on 13 goals and 18 assists while Joel Farabee has 26 points with a team-high 14 goals and 12 assists. Jakub Voracek’s on 25 points with a team-high 20 assists while Claude Giroux’s got 24 points with 7 goals and 17 assists. Sean Couturier and Kevin Hayes also have 21 points apiece with a double-digit assist total this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.1 goals on 28.2 shots per game with an 18.6% success rate on the power play while giving up 3.5 goals on 29.3 shots against per game with a 74.4% kill rate on the PK this season.
New York is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 5-11 in their last 16 games following a win while the under is 4-0-2 in their last 6 road games. Philadelphia is 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for either side here as the Rangers are in better form but you could easily argue that the Flyers are the better team side-by-side. Instead, I’m going to side with the over here. Both teams have had issues keeping the puck out of the net recently, espccially the Flyers and it’s contributed to their recent slide. I just think this game is all about the offense here, so give me the over.