New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/22/2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Rangers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +104 and the Flyers at -115.
New York has a record of 32-33-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-19-4-3. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 211 goals and surrendered 236 goals for a point differential of -25. For the year they have an ATS mark of 32-40-0 and an over/under record of 39-31-0. Philadelphia has a record of 37-25-12 including 18-13-6-3 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 222 goals and have given up 220 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 37-36-0 while their over/under mark is 38-33-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 32-40-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 39-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 37-36-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 38-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
03/13/18 D Tony DeAngelo Ankle is out indefinitely
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
02/10/18 GO Ondrej Pavelec Knee IR (02/08)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/20/18 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/19/18 LW Michael Raffl Upper Body is out indefinitely
02/20/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (02/18)
02/13/18 GO Brian Elliott Abdominal IR (02/10)
Mats Zuccarello has scored 49 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 15 goals this season with 160 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Pavel Buchnevich averages 15 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 14 goals on 124 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 25 wins and 24 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,878 shots against him and he's surrendered 160 goals. He's made 1,718 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jakub Voracek has 79 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 18 goals this year with 213 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 61 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 167 attempts. He has 61 assists, giving him a total of 87 points on the year. Petr Mrazek has 13 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 943 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 850 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 72 total points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They've scored 211 goals while giving up 236 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 5th respectively. They have had 215 power play chances and scored 47 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 7th in the league. The Rangers have given up 221 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.23% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 15th in the league with a total of 86 points this season. They have 50 power play goals on 246 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 206 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 13th with a total of 222 goals scored while they've given up 220 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.43%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 22nd overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 46.9% as they've tried 4,032 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,570 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.2% as they have 3,088 shots while they've given up 3,448 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That puts them 14th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,142 face-off wins as opposed to 2,168 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,539 hits and they've blocked 1,122 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,337 face-off wins as opposed to 2,043 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.4%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,535 hits and they've blocked 1,083 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've tried 4,303 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,175 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 51.1%, as they have 3,229 shots while they've given up 3,092 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New York +104
Guy's Pick: Take New York +104
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