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Hockey Matchup - Washington Capitals Philadelphia Flyers Odds Preview

Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals
14-15-3 December 15, 2013, 03:00 PM | Verizon Center 17-12-3

The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Flyers invade Verizon Center on Sunday.

The Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 14-15-3 this season, while the Capitals are 17-12-3. Philadelphia is 11-17-4 on the totals; Washington is 14-18.

View Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Capitals as -136 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Capitals and the No. 9-rated Flyers in this matchup.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on December 12. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.12 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.69 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.59% while the Flyers defense kills off 83.46% of their penalties.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Tuesday, December 17th