Rangers vs. Flyers Pick
Are the host Philadelphia Flyers going to qualify for the postseason this afternoon by winning by two or more goals versus the New York Rangers? Game time is set for 3PM ET.
51 New York Rangers at 52 Philadelphia Flyers, 3PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Flyers are a -245 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +205 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. Philadelphia is +115 on the -1.5 puck line, while New York is -135 on the +1.5 puck line.
The Flyers opened at -250 before the line dropped a bit, while the total has remained at 6 goals. Philadelphia range from a -235 to a -250 favorite. New York is between a +190 and +215 underdog. The total is at 6 everywhere.
As of Saturday afternoon, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on the Flyers. Online wager info also states that 52 percent of bets are siding with the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Rangers left winger Cody McLeod (abdominal) is questionable to play today. Right winger Jesper Fast (groin) and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) are out for the season. Defenseman Tony DeAngelo (ankle) and defenseman Steven Kampfer (hand) are both out until mid-April. For Philadelphia, goalie Michal Neuvirth (lower body) and defenseman Johnny Oduya (lower body) are both questionable.
Philadelphia will be in the playoffs if its gets at least one point in today's game. A loss would complicate matters and could lead to a one-game playoff for the Flyers. I believe Philly will make things easy today with a blowout win over a New York team in full rebuild mode and with its sights set on the offseason. The Rangers have lost two of their last four games on the puckline.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PL +115