The New York Rangers are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers hope to pick up a sixth straight win over their division rivals this Wednesday night in New York.
New York is a -165 home favorite on Wednesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Flyers would pay +149 on a road upset.
Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves in New York’s 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night, one night after shutting out the Detroit Red Wings with 21 saves on Sunday. Lundqvist has been uncharacteristically shaky this season, but if his recent form is a sign that he is back on track, it could spell bad news for opposing teams down the stretch.
The Rangers are having an excellent year on offense averaging 3.4 goals per game, and more consistency on the back end would make New York a legitimate contender this postseason.
Despite playing in the toughest division in the NHL this season, the Rangers are 7-2 in their last nine games against Metropolitan Division rivals per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Betting Line / Total: New York -165 / 5.5 Goals
Trend: New York is 5-0 in its last five games against Philadelphia.
Trend: The UNDER is 6-3-3 in the last 12 games between Philadelphia and New York.
Back in December, the Flyers ripped off a 10-game winning streak and looked to be well on their way to locking up a playoff spot. But since that run, Philadelphia has crashed back down to earth with a 4-9-3 record over its last 16 games with just one regulation win over that stretch.
Ranking 27th in the NHL in goals against with 3.1 per game, the Flyers can’t ever afford a night off on offense. Philadelphia has allowed four goals or more in five of its last six games.
Wednesday night’s total is set at 5.5 goals. The UNDER is 6-3-3 in the last 12 games between the Flyers and the Rangers.
The recent form of these two teams points to a sixth straight win over the Flyers for the Rangers this Wednesday. Steve Mason did have a strong performance in goal for Philadelphia last Sunday allowing only two goals on 38 shots, and he’ll need to stand on his head again in this one facing one of the league’s best offenses to give the Flyers a shot at the road upset.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Flyers at Rangers OddsShark Matchup Report