Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Predictions, Hockey Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-102) Rangers (-108)
Madison Square Garden is the site where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (35-25-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (37-20-7, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) on Sunday. The Flyers open this contest at -102 while the Rangers are priced at -108. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Flyers cover 54.2% of the time, having gone 32-27 SU. New York is covering 54.0% of the time, going 34-29 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game with a record of 37 victories and 20 losses, putting them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 210 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the East and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +28, putting them at 6th in the league. The Flyers have earned a total of 81 pts, which has them sitting at 6th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference. When talking about shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 2,019 which has them sitting at 8th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 1,301 hits which means they are averaging 20.3 per contest. They have earned a total of 663 blocks for the year. The man in the crease for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has racked up 2,119 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Hart is giving up an average of 2.49 goals per contest which has him sitting 8th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 12th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he has given up 88 goals. He holds a save % of .910 which has him sitting 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 win over the New York Rangers in their previous contest. The Flyers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. For this matchup, they converted 5 of the 40 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. Philadelphia earned 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 64 and the Corsi against was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 61.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 51 while the Fenwick against sat at 29, which means they earned a rate of 63.8%. They won 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 44.4% and they had a PDO of 103.1 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the New York Rangers racked up 28 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Rangers will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 35 victories and 25 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the NHL with +17. They have earned a total of 213 goals for this season which is good for 6th in the East. New York has a team save percentage of .911 which has them sitting 7th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% which puts them at 2nd in the conference. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.12 goals against average and that has him 26th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 55th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,522 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 79 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .907, which has him ranking 21st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 41st among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Rangers went up against the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Rangers went home in defeat by a final of 5 - 2. While out there on the ice, New York wound up with a 39.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 41 and the other team having a Corsi of 64. They had a Fenwick percentage of 36.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Flyers having earned a 51 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 96.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.6%. The Rangers netted 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Flyers had 3 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. New York gave up 40 shots on goal and the Flyers had 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-102)
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