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Flyers Have Fantastic Bounce Back Ability

It may have shocked some just how close the Philadelphia Flyers managed to keep Game 1 against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, but the Broad Street Bullies may be in an even better spot for Game 2 Saturday. The Flyers are 9-2 SU in their past 11 games coming off a loss while averaging 3.7 goals per game in those outings.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 0-3 SU in the past three meetings between the Flyers and Capitals.
  • The Flyers are 6-1 SU in their past seven games after losing the previous matchup in the series.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the Capitals past five games following a win.

Braden Holtby has been stellar in his past two outings, as the Veznia hopeful has allowed just one goal on 39 shots in his past 120 minutes of play. Holtby has been his usual stellar self against the Flyers this season, as the Capitals goalie is 3-0-2 with a 1.80 goals against average against Philly this season (playoffs included).

If the Flyers really want to put up a fight against the Capitals, they will need to play better on the powerplay. Philly is 3-for-21 with the man advantage in their past six games, with all three of those goals coming in one game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Washington Capitals as -230 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.1 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 41-28-14 this season, while the Capitals are 57-18-8. Philadelphia is 32-31-20 on the totals; Washington is 33-33-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Capitals rated this week at No. 15 and the Philadelphia Flyers sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.06 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 22.13% while the Flyers defense kills off 80.23% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -214 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, April 18th