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Rangers vs Flyers Prediction, Lines & Odds (Feb. 24)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 24, 2024 · 10:43 AM PST

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin is defended by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wade Allison
Mar 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) is defended by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wade Allison (57) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
  • Rangers vs Flyers highlights the Saturday NHL schedule on Feb. 24
  • The latest odds favor the surging NYR to extend their winning streak
  • Below, see our Rangers vs Flyers prediction and pick for Saturday

The red-hot New York Rangers (38-16-3, 1st in Metropolitan Division) visit the surging Philadelphia Flyers (30-20-7, 3rd in Metropolitan Division) on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00 PM ET on ABC and ESPN+.

The game has a moneyline of Rangers -135/Flyers +115 with an over/under of six goals in the Saturday NHL odds.

The Rangers have won nine straight games and lead the Eastern Conference. The Flyers have won four of their last six contests and currently sit third in the competitive Metropolitan Division.

Let’s get into our Rangers vs Flyers prediction, as we break down the odds for this Metropolitan Divison rivalry game.

Rangers vs Flyers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
New York Rangers -1.5 (+180) -135 Over 6 (-110)
Philadelphia Flyers +1.5 (-218) +114 Under 6 (-110)

In the Rangers vs Flyers odds, New York is a -135 moneyline favorite, giving them an implied win probability of 58%. We expect this line could shorten leading up to puck drop.

 

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Rangers Betting Analysis

Over their last ten outings, the Rangers are a remarkable 9-1-0. They have lit the lamp 41 times while allowing just 22 goals against during this stretch. Winger Artemi Panarin (four goals, ten assists in last ten games) and Chris Kreider (six goals, three assists) have paced New York’s offense.

In net, goalie Igor Shesterkin has rediscovered his form, turning aside ninety-three of 105 shots faced (.886 save percentage) while permitting just over two goals per game. Shersterkin is coming off an excellent 39-save performance against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Defensively, the Rangers boast the sixth-stingiest defense, allowing only 2.74 goals per contest. Their 82.8% penalty-kill rate ranks sixth overall. Offensively, New York nets the eighth most goals per game at 3.37. Their power play clicks at 25.8%, the fifth-highest mark league-wide.

Flyers Betting Analysis

Over their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 5-4-1. They have scored 28 times while giving up 30 goals. Breakout star Owen Tippett has three goals during this stretch, while veteran Travis Konecy has dished out six assists. Young netminder Samuel Ersson has started the majority of games, stopping 247 of 279 shots faced in 2023-24 (.900 save percentage).

For the year, the Flyers possess the eleventh-best defense, permitting 2.88 goals per game. Their 86.5% penalty-killing unit is second overall. Offensively, Philly averages only 2.91 goals per game (24th). And their power play has struggled, operating at just 13.3% (31st).

Key Players

Rangers:

Artemi Panarin (F) – Leads the team with 78 points. Red-hot with 13 points during a nine-game streak.

Chris Kreider (F) – Paces the squad with 29 goals. Has seven tallies in the last ten matches.

Adam Fox (D) – Quarterbacks New York’s fifth-ranked power play. Has 46 points from the blue line.

Flyers:

Travis Konecny (F) – Tops the team with f54 points. 12 points during a seven-game streak.

Samuel Ersson (G) – Finding consistency as a young goalie. 16-10-4 record, 2.58 GAA.

Travis Sanheim (D) – Shutdown blueliner plays tough minutes. Leads the team in TOI (Time On Ice) by a wide margin.

Rangers vs Flyers Prediction

The Rangers ride a nine-game heater and have excelled over the past month. The Flyers have also played well of late, but they’ve struggled to match New York’s firepower. I expect the Rangers to push their win streak to ten behind another strong offensive effort led by Panarin and Kreider.

In net, Shesterkin is 5-1 with a .940 save percentage over his last six starts. He should outplay the younger Ersson. New York has also dominated this head-to-head rivalry, winning eight of the last ten meetings.

New York’s superior offense and power play should overwhelm Philadelphia’s 31st-ranked PK unit. Shesterkin gives the Rangers the goaltending edge, too. Bet on New York to capture its tenth straight win before the line moves.

  • Pick: Rangers ML (-135 at DraftKings)

 

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