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Moneyline favors Capitals in battle with Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals
31-24-6 March 02, 2014, 12:30 PM | Verizon Center 29-23-9



The Capitals get a visit from the Philadelphia Flyers in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Capitals sit at 29-23-9 on the season; in comparison, the Flyers are currently 31-24-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 30-31 OU, and Philadelphia is 29-25-7 OU.

View Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -126 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flyers, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

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The Flyers were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Bruins on March 1. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +182 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.95 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 22.67% while the Flyers defense kills off 83.82% of their penalties.

A few Flyers at Capitals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 8-14-1 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia


Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Wednesday, March 5th

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