Last December when Scott Gordon was named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers the franchise had reached rock bottom. In fact, the Flyers were written off for dead as they were buried at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. After a slow start upon Gordon’s arrival the Flyers picked up steam and made a strong push to gain one of the two Eastern Conference playoff spots. However, it has all proven to be a case of too little too late. Philadelphia’s lack of blue line depth and lack of secondary goal scoring became a bridge too far. The rebuilding New York Rangers flirted with a .500 record for the first half of the season but their second half grind has left them stalled with an empty tank.
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New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Date and Time: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 12:20 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Rangers vs. Flyers TV Coverage: NBC
The Rangers are well known by the gambling public as a rebuilding team that has no real gambling value, regardless of price. Philadelphia has impressed gamblers with their performance under Gordon, who stands a good chance at getting the full-time gig. While the Rangers used to be a popular public betting commodity their recent hard times have chased off a lot of live betting action.
The Flyers have split their last 10 games with four of their last six outings going under the total. Philly now stands at 36-32-7-1 with a home record of 18-16-3-1. The Flyers have gone under the total in 17 out of 38 home games.
The Rangers enter this game with a record of 29-33-9-4 and are an abysmal 12-20-4-1 on the road. Just 16 of New York’s 37 away games have gone under the total. The Broadway Blueshirts are gushing red ink with only two covers in their last 10 games. NYR has gone over the total in just two of their last 10 games.
The Rangers NHL rankings are indicative of a team that has blown up their roster for a full throttle rebuild. New York ranks 23rd for goal scoring, 17th for the power play, 24th for goals against, and 26th for the penalty kill.
Philadelphia has NHL rankings of 15th for goal scoring, 22nd for the power play, 25th for goals against, and 21st for the penalty kill.
New York legend Henrik Lundqvist is winding down his Hall of Fame career as a Ranger, just as he wanted all along. King Henrik has a save percentage of only .907 with a 3.05 goals against average. Further, Lundqvist has not gotten a lot of support from the young Rangers blue line.
The best thing to happen to the Flyers this year was the necessity of calling up rookie Carter Hart to take over in goal due to a rash of injuries. After decades of looking for a legitimate number one goaltender it appears as if Hart is finally the answer. Hart has posted a .920 save percentage with a 2.76 goals against average.
Rangers vs. Flyers Free NHL Live Betting Odds Pick
The Flyers have won three in a row at home against the Rangers and there is good reason why. Philadelphia has the much deeper comparative goal scoring. With all else relatively even that and home ice will make the difference here. The Rangers are anemic at lighting the lamp and just plain terrible on the road. Beyond that they are all played out.
Rangers vs. Flyers NHL Live Betting Odds Picks: Philadelphia Flyers
Rangers vs. Flyers NHL Live Betting Odds Score Prediction: Flyers 4, Rangers 2
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