Flyers vs. Rangers to go Over Total for NHL Picks

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

A couple of fierce long time rivals get together on Wednesday when the Rangers entertain the Flyers. Join our sports betting expert as he analyzes the NHL betting odds in this contest and releases his free pick.

Tale of the Tape
The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in downtown Manhattan with the opening face-off slated for 8:05 PM ET. The game will be televised nationally in the United States on the NBC Sports Network. According to NHL betting odds the Rangers are a -145 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The Rangers have won their last 7 at home versus the Flyers. The Rangers are currently 5th overall in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 6th overall in the East just 1-point behind the Rangers.

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Rangers are Rolling
The Rangers enter tonight having won their last 4-games in a row, and have outscored those 4 opponents by a combined 17-8. In their last outing they were a 4-3 overtime winner at home versus the Phoenix Coyotes. The Rangers were able to overcome a 2-0 deficit at the end of the 1st period, scored the tying goal with just 3:28 remaining in regulation time, and won the game 1:56 into the overtime session on a goal by Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers outshot the Coyotes 36-21 in the contest. After tonight the Rangers will embark on a 4-game in 7-day road trip that begins on Friday at Calgary. That's not bad news for a Rangers team that's gone a stellar 23-13 versus the money line on the road this season. "The Blue Shirts" will conclude the regular season by playing 3 of their last 4 at home.

 

Attempting to Start Another Streak
The Flyers had their 5-game win streak snapped in their previous game suffering a 3-2 home loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings. Despite the loss they've won12 of their last 16 overall. Philadelphia has been on a goal scoring spree lighting the lamp 40 times over their last 11-games. The Flyers have gone over the total in their last 4 on the road, and have gone under the total in just 1 of their last 12 road games. They've also gone under the total in just 6 of their last 26-games versus Eastern Conference opponents.

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Final Analysis
Both of these clubs have been scoring with regularity of late. Although there's a lot at stake in regards to playoff positioning, this contest has all the ear marks of a high scoring contest for our NHL picks.

Hockey Pick: Flyers/Rangers to go over the total of 5.0

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