The Philadelphia Flyers will be searching for just their second SU win in their last eight games when they take on the New York Rangers as 10/19 moneyline favorites in NHL betting action on Friday.
Friday afternoon’s Rangers vs. Flyers betting matchup at Wells Fargo Center is the first of two this weekend between the Metropolitan Division rivals, with the scene moving to Madison Square Garden for Saturday afternoon.
Philly has struggled with consistency in the early going, and are winless in their last six road games, including a 2-0 loss to the Blueshirts at MSG last week.
The Flyers’ disappointing first quarter has dramatically impacted their Stanley Cup betting odds at Bodog, as they’ve tumbled to 50/1 after opening the season at 28/1.
The Rangers have just four wins in 11 games in November, and sit three points ahead of Philly in the standings. However, following a pair of shutout wins over the Flyers and the Montreal Canadiens in the past week, New York is the biggest mover of the week in NHL Power Rankings at OddsShark.com, jumping from No. 25 to No. 20.
The Metropolitan-leading Pittsburgh Penguins, currently perched as solid 13/4 favorites to win the Eastern Conference in NHL futures betting at Bodog, host the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, in the first of a home-and-home series.
It has been a busy week for Pittsburgh, who rebounded from a pair of losses to the New York Islanders to record overtime wins over Boston and Toronto.
The Hurricanes continue to struggle, SU losers in seven of their last nine, including five of their last six road contests. The Canes’ 15 points leaves them one point out of the basement in the overall NHL standings, and deadlocked with Buffalo and Edmonton as 300/1 longshots in Stanley Cup betting at Bodog.
The surging Chicago Blackhawks, SU winners in six of their last eight, wrap up a six-game road swing with visits to Anaheim and Los Angeles this weekend.
The Hawks dropped a 1-0 decision to the Ducks at home in late October, and will be facing the Kings for the first time since their Game 7 loss to Los Angeles in last spring’s Western Conference final.
The Ducks have won three straight heading into Thanksgiving weekend, and have seen the total go OVER in four of their last seven games, after finishing UNDER in their previous 12.