Of great concern is the defensive collapse of the Flyers. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom for shots and goals allowed. Penalty killing is another disaster for the Flyers. Sunday Night’s 7-3 loss to Boston at Lake Tahoe was indicative of Philadelphia’s woes. Goaltender Carter Hart was hung out to dry by his defense. Now the Flyers are confronting a new reality with the NHL betting odds. Philadelphia doesn’t stand a chance in the playoffs in its current form. By contrast, the Rangers have the opposite problem. Goal scoring has become a significant problem for New York.
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Rangers at Flyers TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, the online betting handle will split evenly here. Both teams are relatively popular and known to the public. New York will draw looks from sharps as the road team getting a price break. Counter to that is a Flyers team that squares will consider because of home ice. Philadelphia may lose some wagering support because of the Sunday Night Lake Tahoe debacle on national TV. Gamblers are long to forgive such a pathetic performance. Of course, the other worry is if New York can generate enough offense to exploit the Flyers sieve-like back end.
New York Rangers Team Overview
Late on, the Rangers have lost four of their last six games. Under the total has paid in seven of New York’s previous eight games. New York brings a record of 6-7-3 with 4-12 under the total. NHL metrics have the Rangers 25th for goal scoring and 27th for the power play. Defensively New York is 7th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing.
Left-wing Artemi Panarin leads the Broadway Blueshirts with five goals and 13 assists. Correlate goaltender Igor Shesterkin at a save percentage of .922.
Philadelphia Flyers Team Overview
Philadelphia has lost four of their last five games. Four of the Flyers’ previous six games went over the total. As a result, Philadelphia has a record of 8-4-3 with 10-5 over the total. The Flyers rank 6th in the NHL for goal scoring and 17th for the power play. In turn, Philadelphia is 25th for goals against and 30th for the penalty kill.
Last season goaltender Carter Hart was seen as the Flyers’ savior. Hart posted a .917 save percentage in 2018-19 and .914 in 2019-20. So far this season, Hart is at .890 and is fighting the puck. His defense has hung him out to dry. Namely, James van Riemsdyk and Joel Farabee lead the Flyers with eight goals each.
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
- New York is 3-2-1 on the road
- Philadelphia is 5-2-2 at home
- Philadelphia has won nine of their last 11 against the Rangers
- Two of the last three in this series went over the total
- New York is 2-5 at Philadelphia
- The Rangers and Flyers are 1-4-1 under the total at Wells Fargo Center
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers SBG Free Picks
In this situation, expect a strong Flyers effort. As mentioned earlier, Philadelphia runs the NHL betting cashier’s cage against New York.
Rangers vs. Flyers SBG Best Bet: Philadelphia Flyers.