New York Rangers (24-10-4) travel to meet the
Philadelphia Flyers (13-16-7) Saturday at Wells Fargo Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the
Rangers vs. Flyers odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Rangers are back east after mixed results on the west coast. The Blueshirts have alternated wins and losses across the past five outings, winning last time out in San Jose by a 3-0 score on Thursday.
The Flyers have really struggled, dropping six in a row, including a 3-2 setback to Boston Thursday. Five of the past nine games since Dec. 16 have been decided by one goal, however.
Rangers at Flyers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Rangers -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Flyers +125 (bet $100 to win $125)
Against the spread (ATS): Rangers -1.5 (+160) | Flyers +1.5 (-210)
Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)
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Rangers at Flyers projected goalies
Igor Shesterkin (16-4-2, 1.99 GAA, .939 SV%, 3 SO) vs.
Carter Hart (7-11-4, 2.93 GAA, .912 SV%, 1 SO)
Shesterkin has made two starts in January, and he has turned aside all 75 shots he has faced for shutouts against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. He has won three straight starts, and eight of his past nine outings.
Hart has coughed up three or more goals in each of his past three outings, going 0-3-0 with a 4.15 GAA and .876 SV%. He has one start against the Rangers this season, losing 4-1 at Madison Square Garden while allowing three goals on 27 shots.
Rangers at Flyers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Rangers 4, Flyers 1
RANGERS (-155) are moderate favorites, but they’re well worth the risk. New York has been playing very well with Shesterkin in the crease, and he stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced in that Dec. 1 victory against the Flyers (+125).
RANGERS -1.5 (+160) is a strong play against the Flyers, even on the road. New York picked up a 4-1 win last time these teams faced each other at MSG. The problem with the Flyers +1.5 (-210) is that Hart is ice-cold lately. He has coughed up 12 total goals across his past three starts, all losses. On the flip side, Shesterkin is red hot, and his offense has backed him with plenty of support.
UNDER 5.5 (-105) is the play, mainly due to the presence of Shesterkin. The Under is 4-2 in his past six appearances, including the first game against the Flyers. The Under is also 5-0-1 in the past six games overall for New York, while going 20-6 in the past 26 games as a road favorite. The Under is also 5-2 in Philly’s past seven games overall. And in this series, the Under has cashed in four straight meetings.
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