Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux (28) tries to keep the puck from New York Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad (93) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 22, 2021, in New York. (Elsa/Pool Photo via AP)
- The New York Rangers visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, January 15th
- The Rangers are 9-1 as road betting favorites this season
- Read below for Rangers vs Flyers odds, lines and best NHL bet
The New York Rangers (24-10-4) will look to hand the Philadelphia Flyers (13-16-7) a seventh straight loss when the two teams clash in NHL action on Saturday, January 15th. Puck drop is 7:00 PM EST at Wells Fargo Center.
New York is being listed as road favorites in the Saturday NHL odds. The Rangers have taken each of the last two meetings with Philadelphia in convincing fashion.
Let’s take a look at the Rangers vs Flyers odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.
Rangers vs Flyers Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|7:00 pm ET||New York Rangers||-1.5 (+170)||O 5.5 (-120)||-148|
|January 15th, 2022||Philadelphia Flyers||+1.5 (-210)||U 5.5 (-103)||+120|
Odds as of January 14th at Barstool Sportsbook.
Rangers Betting Value as Road Favorites
When the Rangers are favored in the NHL odds, they are usually worth a wager. New York is 16-2 when listed as the betting favorite this season, including an impressive 9-1 record as the road favorite. The Rangers shutout San Jose 3-0 on Thursday as -131 away favorites.
Goalie Igor Shesterkin posted a 37-save shutout against the Sharks and is the key to betting the Rangers vs Flyers. Shesterkin is currently the second-favorite in the Vezina odds, sporting a .939 save percentage and 1.99 GAA. He’s Saturday’s projected NHL starting goalie.
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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 14, 2022
The Rangers have the NHL’s second-best GAA overall, but they only rank 20th in goals scored (2.84 average). Defenseman Adam Fox leads the team in scoring with 37 points, while forward Chris Kreider paces the team in goals with 23.
Specials teams has played a key role in the Rangers’ success this season. The team’s power-play is ranked 10th in the NHL at 22.7% efficiency, while the penalty kill is third-best in the league, operating at an 85.5% clip.
Flyers Slumping in NHL Odds
The Flyers bring an ugly six-game losing streak into Saturday’s matchup with the Rangers. Philadelphia has struggled to get into rhythm as they’ve been decimated by COVID and injuries. Mike Yeo’s team is coming off a 3-2 loss to Boston in which they were outshot 36-27.
The Flyers have been one of the NHL’s worst home teams this season, posting a 6-7-3 record at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is an ugly 2-9 when they are the betting underdog at Wells Fargo Center. A big reason for their struggles is offense, as the Flyers rank 27th in goal-scoring.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 14, 2022
The injury list for Philadelphia is significant, as the team is currently without centers Derick Brassard (hip) and Sean Couturier (upper body). On the blueline, the Flyers are missing two important pieces in Ryan Ellis (lower body) and Rasmus Ristolainen (COVID protocol).
Goalie Carter Hart is expected to duel with Sheskterkin in the Saturday NHL odds. Hart was impressive against Boston on Thursday, making 33 saves to give his team a fighting chance. On the season, the Flyers’ goalie is 7-11-4 with a .912 save percentage and 2.93 GAA.
Rangers vs Flyers Prediction
It’s hard to bet against this Rangers team on the road vs Philadelphia in the Saturday NHL odds. Not only has New York lost just twice as the betting favorite this season, but they also beat the Flyers convincingly in the previous two meetings.
Rangers vs Flyers Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|12/01/2021||NYR 4 – PHI 1||NYR||NYR||Under|
|04/23/2021||NYR 4 – PHI 1||NYR||NYR||Under|
|04/22/2021||NYR 2 – PHI 3||PHI||PHI||Under|
|03/37/2021||PHI 2 – NYR 1||PHI||PHI||Under|
|03/25/2021||PHI 3 – NYR 8||NYR||PHI||Over|
As long as Shesterkin is confirmed for Saturday’s game, the Rangers moneyline is the play. The Russian netminder has posted three shutouts in his past five contests and should stymie this struggling Flyers’ offense. Philadelphia has been held to two or fewer goals in four straight games.
Shesterkin is the x-factor, but also look for specials teams to play an important role. The Rangers scored a power-play goal in each of the previous two meetings and should find success against a Philadelphia penalty kill that ranks 19th in the NHL (78.8%).
Pick: New York Rangers ML (-148)
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