Rangers -140 over Flyers for your NHL Picks

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:24 PM GMT

The Rangers host the Flyers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in downtown Manhattan with the opening puck drop slated for 7:05 PM ET. Where does the best value lie for this Sunday matchup?

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According to NHL betting odds the Rangers are a -140 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The home team has won the last 5 of the last 6 meetings between these teams. The Rangers have defeated the Flyers in 6 straight at Madison Square Garden, and in 11 of their last 14 meetings overall.

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Temporarily Cooled

The Flyers hit a road block in yesterday afternoon’s 6-3 home loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prior to that loss they’d won the last 3, 7 of the last 8, and 9 of their last 11-games. A big part of their resurgence from their 1-7 start to the season has been their offensive production. The Flyers were among the worst teams in the NHL in the first quarter of the season in scoring offense. However, over the last few weeks things have changed drastically in that regard. They’ve scored 3-goals or more in 12 of their last 13-games.

Climbing up the Standings

Philadelphia enters today tied with the Washington Capitals for 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have a slim 1-point lead over tonight’s opponent the New York Rangers who are 4th in the division. The Flyers recent torrid pace has elevated them to a 3-way tie for 5th overall in the Eastern Conference.

Inside the Flyers Numbers

  • The Flyers have gone a perfect 6-0 in their last 6-games when playing with no rest.
  • The Flyers have gone 9-3 in their last 12-games when playing their 4th game in the last 6-days.
  • The Flyers have failed to go over the total in their last 6-games when playing with no rest.
  • The Flyers have gone under the total in just 2 of their last 12 road games.

Beginning to Roll

After an up and down start to the season which has seen them struggle at home, and play outstanding on the road, it appears the Rangers are finally starting to play up to their capabilities on a consistent basis. They enter tonight with a modest 2-game winning streak in addition to winning 7 of their last 10-games overall. They’ve also earned at least 1-point in 6 of their last 7, 8 of the last 10, and 10 of the last 13-games overall. This will be the 2nd of a 4-game in 7-day home stand for the Rangers.

Inside the Rangers Numbers

  • The Rangers are just 5-11 in their last 16 home games.
  • The Rangers are a dismal 0-9 in their last 9-games versus Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Rangers are a very profitable 21-7 in their last 28-games played on a Sunday.
  • The Rangers have gone under the total in just 3 of their last 13 home games.
  • The Rangers have gone over the total in 5 of their last 6-games versus Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Rangers have gone over the total in all 7 home games this season versus Metropolitan Division opponents.

NHL Betting Systems

  • Any money line home favorite in the month of January, versus an opponent coming off a home loss by 2-goals or more, has gone 44-11 (80%) since the beginning of the 2009-2010 season.
  • Any money line favorite that comes off 2-straight wins by 1-goal in each game, versus an opponent that’s coming off a loss by 3-goals or more, has gone 52-17 (75.4%) since the beginning of the 2009-2010 season. Take the New York Rangers over the Philadelphia Flyers for your free hockey picks.

NHL Pick: Rangers -140 over the Flyers