It is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Flyers and a tough hockey betting spot as they were home last night against a very good Chicago team. Here is a look at this rivalry game between the Flyers and the Rangers on Sunday.
Bet on hockey has seen the Flyers and Rangers split their last ten meetings. The teams have met three times this season with the Flyers taking two of the three for those that bet on hockey. Philadelphia split at home, winning 2-0 and losing 2-1. They routed the Rangers 6-0 in New York in late December. Four of the last six meetings between the two teams have gone under the bet on hockey total.
The Flyers have been a .500 team on the road this season for those that bet on hockey. Philadelphia is 15-15-2 vs. the hockey betting odds in road games. The Flyers are likely to make the playoffs and they have some good overall numbers. They are 6th in the league in goals per game. They are not great on defense as they are 12th in the league but that is good enough to get them into the playoffs with their offense. The question for Philadelphia as they head into the playoffs will be in goal. Is Michael Leighton good enough to lead the Flyers to victory in the playoffs?
The Rangers are right around the .500 mark and they are still not a lock to make the playoffs. The main reason why they are having trouble is their home record. It is simply not good enough. They are basically a .500 team at home and that is not going to get in done in the NHL. Teams that make the playoffs simply have to win their home games. If the Rangers are to make a playoff push then look for them to start winning at home. The statistics really don’t point to New York making the playoffs. They are poor offensively and they are nothing special on defense.
This is a very important game for the Rangers as they must start to win games on home ice. The situation does favor them so they might be worth a look as they face the Flyers on Sunday night.