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Capitals Can Complete Sweep in Philly

Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

To the surprise of nobody, the Washington Capitals can make quick work of the Philadelphia Flyers with a Game 4 win in the City of Brotherly Love Wednesday evening. The Caps extended their series lead to 3-0 with a 6-1 thrashing of the hapless Flyers Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Shark Bites
  • The Capitals are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road versus the Flyers.
  • The Flyers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • The Flyers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games as home underdogs in April.

The Flyers are +160 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the Capitals are -180 for Game 4. As far as the total is concerned, OVER and UNDER 5 goals is -110.

The Flyers, and their fans, were left frustrated in Game 3 as there were dirty hits and objects being thrown from the stands as things got ugly. Philly’s special teams also remain ugly as it has now gone 0-13 on the man advantage in the series.

Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik will miss Game 4 after sustaining an upper-body injury while Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will serve a one-game suspension for his hit on Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov.

Furthermore, Braden Holtby, who has stopped 91 of 93 shots he has faced in the series, was dinged up a little in practice on Tuesday and had to leave the ice early. Head coach Barry Trotz has said he is expected to start Game 4, however.

Faves have been the name of the betting game when these two Metropolitan Division rivals tangle, however. The favored team has now gone 5-0 SU in the previous five games when these two meet.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Philadelphia Flyers as 149 underdogs 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 4-1.6 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Flyers sit at 41-30-14 on the season; in comparison, the Washington Capitals are currently 59-18-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 33-31-21 OU, and Washington is 34-33-18 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Flyers, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Washington Capitals, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.54 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.29 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 18.09% while the Capitals defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 22nd