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Flyers face Washington Capitals: NHL odds preview and stats

Philadelphia FlyersWashington Capitals
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Odds

2-5-0TEAM RECORD1-5-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Philadelphia on Friday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Supporters of the Flyers have seen them go 2-5 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 1-5-1. In totals betting, the Capitals are 2-5, while the Flyers are 2-4-1.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Capitals as -116 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Capitals rated this week at No. 21 and the Flyers sitting at No. 27.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 17.9% while the Flyers defense kills off 67.7% of their penalties.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Flyers at Capitals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Carolina, Saturday, February 2
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 3