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Flyers Have a Solid Record Against Caps

Wayne Simmonds

The Philadelphia Flyers are starting to look like a team that could make some noise in the playoffs, but before they can prove they're a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference they'll be tasked with knocking off the beasts of the East on Sunday: the Washington Capitals. The good news for Flyers backers is their squad has taken seven out of the last nine clashes between the clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the Metropolitan Division.
  • The OVER is 4-0-3 in the Flyers last 7 games.
  • The OVER is 5-1-1 in the Capitals last 7 home games.

Perhaps Philly is catching Washington at the right time. The Caps' power play has ranked as one of the best in the NHL this season, however it's gone ice-cold recently. Alexander Ovechkin and company are a brutal 0-for-15 in their last 15 opportunities with the man advantage during a four game stretch.

When the Flyers take their show on the road, OVER bettors are profiting. In Philadelphia's prior five road tilts, the OVER has paid out four times.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 23-18-9 this season, while the Capitals are 37-9-4. Philadelphia is 19-19-12 on the totals; Washington is 20-20-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-ranked Washington Capitals and the No. 12-rated Philadelphia Flyers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.32 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 25.83% while the Flyers defense kills off 77.16% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Washington at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Anaheim, Tuesday, February 9th
Washington at Nashville, Tuesday, February 9th