New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Rangers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +210 and the Flyers at -235.
New York has a record of 34-38-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-22-5-3. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 231 goals and given up 263 goals for a point differential of -32. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-47-0 and an over/under record of 43-34-0. Philadelphia is 41-26-14 including 21-13-6-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 246 goals and surrendered 243 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 41-40-0 while their over/under record is 44-35-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 34-47-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 43-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 41-40-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 44-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
04/02/18 RW Jesper Fast Groin is out for season
03/13/18 D Tony DeAngelo Ankle is out indefinitely
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
04/05/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs New York Rangers
03/20/18 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body is out indefinitely
Pavel Buchnevich has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 14 goals this year with 135 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 16 goals on 177 shots. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 26 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,996 shots against him and he's given up 169 goals. He's made 1,827 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Claude Giroux has scored 98 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 31 goals this season with 190 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 67 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Jakub Voracek averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 227 shots. He has 64 assists, giving him a total of 84 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 14 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Flyers. He has 1,080 shots against him and he's surrendered 106 goals. He's made 974 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 77 total points this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NHL. They are 19th in the league in goals scored with 231 while they've given up 263 goals, ranking them 4th overall. They have had 240 power play opportunities and have scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 245 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 9th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.16% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 15th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 15th in the NHL with a total of 96 points this year. They have 53 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 222 power play opportunities and have given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. That is 29th in the NHL. As a team, the Flyers are 13th in the league with 246 goals scored while they've given up 243 goals, which is 14th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.49%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 24th in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 46.9% as they've tried 4,474 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 5,069 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% as they have 3,425 shots while they've given up 3,855 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That puts them 14th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,355 face-off wins as opposed to 2,429 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,689 hits and they've blocked 1,214 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 11th in the league.
The Flyers are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 2,538 face-off wins compared to 2,220 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.3%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,655 hits and they have blocked 1,212 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Philadelphia is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.5% as they've attempted 4,707 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,616 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51% ranks 14th as they have 3,549 attempts while they have given up 3,404 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -235
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -235
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