Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+240) Rangers (-300)
The Philadelphia Flyers (21-35-11) are on their way to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they will take on the New York Rangers (44-20-5). The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at +240 while the Rangers are at -300. The betting total is set at 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 loss against the Wild in their previous game. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 of the 33 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. Philadelphia earned 13 minutes in the box in this outing.
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In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 172 goals (30th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 233. For the season, they have accumulated 53 points and their points percentage sits at .396. Philadelphia has compiled 194 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 13.40%. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have conceded 186 goals while earning 146 themselves. Philadelphia has taken 2,044 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.4%. The Flyers have had 2,283 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .898. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 191 power play opportunities (20th in hockey) and have come away with 47 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Martin Jones. During his career on the ice, Jones has accrued 196 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .517. His save percentage currently is at .908 during his 22,178 minutes played. Jones has had 10,626 shots taken against him and has recorded 9,644 total saves. The opposition has notched 982 goals against Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. He has amassed a record of 194-146-32 and he has gotten the start in 379 games. Jones has participated in 387 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, New York played the Islanders in a matchup where the Rangers took the loss by a final of 3-0. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one. The Rangers converted 0 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
On the campaign, the New York Rangers have accounted for 207 goals, 93 points, and a points percentage of .674. They have allowed 179 goals to be scored by way of 141 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Rangers have racked up 158 goals at even strength and 49 goals (7th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 184 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 26.63%. New York has attempted 1,989 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.41%, while allowing the opposition 2,166 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.81% on their opponents 198 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 91.7%.
For the opposition you will find Igor Shesterkin between the pipes. Shesterkin holds a career record of 58-26-6 and has been in goal for 92 games. Shesterkin's quality start rate sits at 71.3% and he has accumulated 62 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 2,605 saves out of the 2,809 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .927. Opponents are averaging 2.36 goals per game and he has given up 204 goals altogether. He has made the start in 87 games and his ice time sits at 5,185 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+240)
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