New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers 2/28/20 Pick & Prediction

New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers 2/28/20 Pick & Prediction

Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, and the New York Rangers are set to do battle against Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center for a divisional showdown. The match gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28, and fans at home are able to witness it live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Playing the role of solid favorites will be the Flyers (-165), while the Rangers are dogs showing moneyline odds of +145 and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 6 goals (-120 over, +100 under) at BetMGM Sportsbook.

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Earning moneyline bettors 8.4 units, Philadelphia is 36-27 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That win percentage, the third-best in the Metropolitan Division so far this season, is a welcomed improvement compared to what the team managed during last year’s regular season (37-45). Through 63 regular season outings, 33 of its games have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just two have pushed. Thus far, the team is 22-9 SU at home.

The Flyers have converted on 20.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all penalties.

Sporting a .909 save percentage and 22.7 saves per game, Carter Hart (20 wins, 18 losses, and three OT losses) has been the top option in goal for the Flyers this year. If the Flyers decide to rest him, however, Philadelphia could turn to Brian Elliott (15-15-15 record, .899 save percentage, 2.90 goals against average).

New York has netted moneyline bettors 13.7 units this season and is currently 35-28 straight up (SU). A total of 31 of its games have gone under the total, while 29 have gone over and just two have pushed. As an away team, the Rangers are 18-13 SU.

The Rangers have scored on 23.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 18th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.

Alexandar Georgiev (2.94 goals against average and .914 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Georgiev is averaging 28.6 saves per game and has 16 wins, 14 losses, and one overtime loss to his credit.

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Rangers, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

Nine of Philadelphia’s last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 6-3 overall in those games.

The Rangers are 12-10 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 17-13 when they serve fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total.

New York is 1-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Philadelphia is 5-5 in shootouts.

For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their last five games.

New York is ranked 31st this season with 12.6 giveaways per game. That figure’s trended down lately, however, as the team’s averaged 10.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 10.8 giveaways over its last five.

Philadelphia is ranked 15th this season with 9.6 giveaways per game. That figure has trended down recently, however, as the team’s averaged 7.9 giveaways over its last 10 games and 7.4 giveaways over its last five.

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