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Flyers in Key Matchup with Capitals

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The battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference is a tightly contested one between the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers and while the latter has a couple of games in hand, one of those will come against the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Capitals are 1-4 SU in their last five games on the road versus the Flyers.
  • The Capitals are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games versus the division.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Capitals’ last five games on the road.

The Flyers and Wings are tied with 87 points and are doing what they can to get a strangle hold on that final playoff spot in the East. Philly enters Wednesday’s meeting with the NHL-leading Caps off a 3-2 overtime win versus the Winnipeg Jets, but has gone 0-3 SU in its last three games following a victory.

The Caps have had a playoff spot clinched for some time now and maybe, just maybe, are on cruise control heading into the postseason. The results have been mediocre (by their standards) as they have gone 7-5 SU in their previous 12 games.

Washington has taken two of three versus the Flyers this season and Philly has struggled against teams from within the Metropolitan all season long. The Flyers have gone just 11-9-6 versus the division so far this season and has slumped to a disappointing 3-7 SU mark in the last 10 spots.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.8-2.6 result in favor of 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 37-25-13 on the season; in comparison, the Washington Capitals are currently 54-16-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 29-27-19 OU, and Washington is 29-29-17 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

The Capitals - Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 17.97% while the Capitals defense kills off 84.62% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Philadelphia was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Colorado, Friday, April 1st
Philadelphia home to Ottawa, Saturday, April 2nd