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Caps Return to D.C. to Finish Series

Philadelphia Flyers Washington Capitals NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive after avoiding a sweep with a 2-1 win in Game 4 Wednesday night, but now things shift back to the Verizon Center in D.C. as the Washington Capitals will look to put the series to bed once and for all.

Shark Bites
  • the road team is 1-5 SU in the last six meetings between the Flyers and Capitals.
  • The Flyers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games with one day off between games.
  • The Capitals are 23-7 SU in their last 30 games as home favorites.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Capitals at -250 in moneyline markets while the Flyers are +210. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is -105 while UNDER 5 goals is coming in at -115.

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been lights out despite taking the L in Game 4. The Vezina candidate has allowed just four goals on 118 shots and owns a .966 save percentage in four games in the series.

At the other end of the ice, the switch to Michal Neuvirth looks like a good one as the ex-Caps netminder stopped 31 of 32 shots en route to the Game 4 victory. In three appearances versus his former team, Neuvirth has now gone 2-0-0 with a 1.83 goals against average and .941 save percentage.

Washington defenseman John Carlson has been leading the charge as he has recorded three goals and three assists through the first four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Capitals were listed earlier today as -230 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Capitals to win this game 3.6-1.8. 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

This season the Washington Capitals are 59-19-8 overall while the Philadelphia Flyers are 42-30-14. As for the totals, Washington is 34-34-18 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 33-32-21. 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

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 2-ranked offense (3.08 goals per game) against a Philadelphia Flyers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.69 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.68% rate while the Flyers have a 78.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Washington, Sunday, April 24th

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