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Capitals vs Flyers Hockey Game Preview

Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers
18-12-3 December 17, 2013, 07:30 PM | Wells Fargo Center 14-15-4

Wells Fargo Center hosts an NHL battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the visiting Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

This season the Flyers are 14-15-4 overall while the Capitals are 18-12-3. As for the totals, Philadelphia is 12-17-4 on the OU, and Washington is 15-18.

View Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Flyers as -116 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Flyers - Capitals odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 14.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 26-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.94 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 17.07% rate while the Capitals have a 83.47% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Hartford , Friday, December 20th
Philadelphia home to Columbus, Thursday, December 19th