New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/1/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-200) Flyers (+165)
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia Flyers (23-28-10) will go up against the New York Rangers (34-17-9) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have New York at -200 while Philadelphia is at +165. The over/under has been set at 7.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Kings their last time out. New York earned 11 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Rangers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with the advantage and notched 1 goal. For the game, they finished 5 of the 21 shots they put on net.
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New York Rangers opponents have tallied 170 power play tries (26th in hockey) and have scored 36 goals in those attempts. The Rangers have seen 1,748 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. New York has taken 1,924 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. When at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 130 goals while having 156 on offense. New York has accounted for 185 power play chances and they have tallied 42 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 22.70%. For the year, they have accumulated 77 points and their points % is .642. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have notched 198 goals (11th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 166.
The man in goal for this game is Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has scored 332 goals versus Shesterkin in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.42. Shesterkin has participated in 143 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .923 for his 8,242 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 88-39-14 and he has gotten the start in 138 games. For his professional hockey career, Shesterkin has accounted for 91 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .659. Shesterkin has seen 4,297 shots against him and has accrued 3,965 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Philadelphia opposed the Devils in an outing where the Flyers took the loss by a score of 7-0. The Flyers netted 0 goals of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have a total of 160 goals, 56 points, and a points percentage of .459. They have allowed 201 goals to be scored by way of 160 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers are sitting with 133 goals at even strength and 27 goals (31st in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 173 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.61%. Philadelphia has put up 1,789 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.94%, while allowing their opponents 1,911 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.02% on their oppositions 171 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.5%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Carter Hart in the crease. He has gathered 5,043 stops out of the 5,568 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .906. Hart is sitting with a career record of 78-80-25 and has participated in 190 games. He has been a starter 182 games and his ice time sits at 10,645 mins. Hart's quality start rate sits at 48.9% and he has earned 89 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.96 goals per game and he has allowed 525 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-200)
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