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Neuvirth Giving New Life to Flyers

Michal Neuvirth Philadelphia Flyers NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Down 3-0 in the opening round of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol made a goaltending change from Steve Mason to former Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth. In the next two games, Neuvirth stopped 75 of 76 shots faced to lead his team to consecutive wins and get right back into the series.

Shark Bites
  • The Flyers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home.
  • The Flyers are 6-2 SU in their last eight games versus the Capitals at home.
  • OVER is 7-3-2 in the Capitals last 7 games playing on one day’s rest.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Capitals at -180 in moneyline markets while the Flyers come in at +160. The total is presently tabbed at 5 with OVER +105 and UNDER -125.

Despite winning 2-0 in Game 5, traffic was completely one way as Neuvirth was asked to make a whopping 44 saves while the Flyers mustered a dismal 11.

The Caps dominated virtually every statistical category in Game 5 except the one that matters; the scoreboard. One of those categories was hits as the Caps plastered the Flyers all over the ice, out hitting them 35 to 17, led by Alex Ovechkin’s eight.

Speaking of the Russian sniper, I’m sure the Caps would trade the bulk of those hits for some points. Ovi has failed to register a point in back-to-back games and has been held off the scoresheet in three of the five games this series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Philadelphia Flyers as 136 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

A 2.9-2.6 result in favor of the Capitals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

43-30-14 Philadelphia battles the Capitals, currently with a 59-20-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 33-33-21 for the Flyers and 34-35-18 for the Capitals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Philadelphia Flyers) and the No. 15 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.29 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 17.94% while the Capitals defense kills off 85.77% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 25 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 27th