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New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers 02/28/2020 NHL Preview, Betting Odds and Game Analysis

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New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers 02-28-2020 NHL Preview Betting Odds and Game Analysis

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers 02/28/2020 – The New York Rangers continue to be on a roll, winning nine of their last 10 games including a 5-2 win against Montreal on Thursday where they bucked a slow start to also notch their fifth straight victory. Their surge will be put on the line on Friday when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers, who are close to clinching a playoff berth and in the midst of a four-game winning streak that placed them back at third place in the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia is placed with the upper hand in the latest NHL Odds, priced at -165 to win while the visiting Rangers are underdogs at +145.

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers 02/28/2020

When: Friday, February 28, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: NHL Network

Stream: SofaScore

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers 02/28/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Rangers +1.5 (-165) 6 o (-120) +145
Philadelphia Flyers -1.5 (+145) 6 u (+100) -165
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New York Rangers

New York Rangers are looking to complete resurrection from being initially disregarded for the postseason round. They have ultimately flipped their fortunes to make things interesting in the Eastern Conference wild-card race, pulling themselves to within two points from Columbus who currently sits at the last playoff spot in the conference. Mika Zibanejad has embraced his role as one of the Rangers’ reliables as he already matched his career-high in total goals of 30, which was set last season, with still a number of games to be played. Ryan Strome was in his bag last Thursday, chalking up two goals for his 17th and 18th of the season, and an assist to lift the team over the Canadiens. 

Players to watch: Artemi Panarin (GP 62, G 32, A 55, PTS 87), Mika Zibanejad (GP 50, G 30, A 32, PTS 62), Ryan Strome (GP 63, G 18, A 40, PTS 58).

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers brushed off the Sharks on Tuesday in Philly, 4-2, to improve their home record to 22-5-4 while logging in their 13th win in 18 games. Confidence is key heading to Friday’s match up against the Rangers as the Flyers easily ripped New York in their last meeting on December, 5-1. Kevin Hayes had two goals in the said match and he will be expected to provide quality minutes anew for the Flyers as he has been the benchmark for Philly which posts a 17-0-1 record whenever he scores in a match. Travis Konecny stays at the forefront of the club’s leaderboard in points, bragging 57 behind 22 goals and 35 assists. 

Players to watch: Travis Konecny (GP 60, G 22, A 35, PTS 57), Sean Couturier (GP 63, G 19, A 36, PTS 55), Jakub Voracek (GP 63, G 12, A 34, PTS 46).

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

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Rangers

Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
New York is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
Under is 7-1-1 in Rangers last 9 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation.
Under is 5-1-1 in New York’s last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
Over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 games as a road underdog.

Flyers

Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Philadelphia is 24-9 in their last 33 games as a home favorite.
Flyers are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 6-0-1 in Flyers last 7 overall.
Over is 5-0 in Philadelphia’s last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 4-0 in Flyers last 4 vs. Metropolitan.

Rangers vs Flyers Betting Picks

The Rangers will instigate some smoke signals in their visit at the Wells Fargo Center but the Flyers will simply douse it off to finish the match as the last men standing. Home fans will be placed at the edge of their seats before exiting the arena with vitalized spirits as Philly bags another W.

Score Prediction: Rangers 4, Flyers 2.