Flyers vs Capitals betting preview
The Washington Capitals have already paid off against the Philadelphia Flyers on the NHL betting lines once this season as those Eastern clubs hit the ice once again on Wednesday night.
Washington edged Philadelphia 3-2 at +106 on the NHL odds at home at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season back on February 1. That was the third straight UNDER result in games between the Capitals and the Flyers at the sportsbooks.
It's a bad time for the injury-plagued Flyers to face the Caps, who seem to finally be hitting their stride.
Supporters of the Capitals have seen them go 7-10-1 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 9-11-1. In totals betting, the Flyers are 11-9-1, while the Capitals are 7-10-1.
Bettors looking to side with the Flyers in this one found them earlier as -157 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at Bovada and may have moved.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Flyers) and the No. 21 (Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 20.5% rate while the Capitals have a 77.6% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Washington was a 3-0 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Washington at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +136 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Capitals at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Washington's last 19 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Philadelphia's last 19 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Washington at Winnipeg, Saturday, March 2
Philadelphia home to Ottawa, Saturday, March 2