New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/28/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+149) Flyers (-165)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (36-20-7, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the New York Rangers (34-24-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers priced at +149 and the Flyers are at -165. The over/under is set at 6. The Rangers cover 54.1% of the time, having gone 33-28 SU. The Flyers cover 53.5% of the time, going 31-27 straight up.
The New York Rangers step onto the ice holding a record of 34 wins and 24 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 206 goals which ranks them 6th in the East and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +17, ranking them 9th in the league. The Rangers currently have a total of 72 pts, which ranks them 17th in the league and 11th in the East. In terms of shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,927 which ranks them 12th in the conference and 22nd in the league. As a unit, New York has a total of 1,251 hits which means they have an average of 20.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 790 blocks for the season. The goaltender for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has racked up 1,522 minutes protecting the net this season. Lundqvist is conceding 3.12 goals per game which places him at 26th in the East and 55th among goalies in the NHL. So far this year, he has given up 79 goals. His save percentage is .907 which places him at 22nd in the East.
The New York Rangers had a good night with a 4 - 3 win against the New York Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Rangers played really well in the win. For this matchup, they netted 4 out of the 28 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. New York had 11 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 77 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 36.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against was 55, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 36.8%. They won 18 face-off wins and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 41.0% and they had a PDO of 110.9 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the New York Islanders earned a total of 45 shots. They finished with 19 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Flyers will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 36 wins and 20 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they rank 5th in the East and 7th in the NHL with +25. They have compiled a total of 205 goals for this season which has them sitting at 7th in the conference. Philadelphia has a team save % of .900 which currently has them ranked 21st in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.4% which puts them at 6th in the conference. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.51 goals per game and that places him 9th among Eastern Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,059 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 86 goals. He's earned a save % of .909, which has him ranked 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 35th in the NHL among goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced the San Jose Sharks in a matchup where the Flyers got the win by a mark of 4 - 2. For this game, Philadelphia wound up with a 51.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 51 while their opponent had a Corsi of 49. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.5% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Sharks finishing with a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 104.9 and their percentage of oZS was 44.6%. The Flyers converted 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Sharks had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Philadelphia gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Sharks had 6 penalty minutes.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-165) and under the total goals
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