Flyers vs. Capitals Prediction
The Philadelphia Flyers have lost six games in a row and now have a tough test on tap tonight at the Washington Capitals. Is another loss in the cards for slumping Philadelphia?
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Capitals are a -200 favorite to win the moneyline. The Flyers are a +165 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 71 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Flyers edged by Flames
Philadelphia dropped a 3-2 home contest Saturday night at home versus Calgary for its sixth straight defeat. The Flyers (15-20-6) scored the lone goal of the first period as Travis Sanheim found the back of the net on the power play. Jordan Weal and Ivan Provorov drew assists. The Flames evened it up at 1-1 through two periods, while Travis Konecny made it 2-1 in favor of Philadelphia with an unassisted goal 5:57 into the third. Calgary evened it up later in the third before winning in OT. Carter Hart made 29 saves on 32 shots in the loss.
Capitals snap three-game skid
Washington ended a three-game losing streak Sunday night with a 3-2 victory at Detroit. The Capitals took a 1-0 advantage in the first period as Tom Wilson scored his 12th goal of the season. Evgeny Kuznetsov registered an assist. The Red Wings scored later in the first and again in the second to take a 2-1 advantage through two period. Washington responded with 13:41 left in the third period as Travis Boyd tied the score with his fourth goal of the season off assists from Alex Ovechkin and Brett Connolly. Michal Kempny scored the eventual game-winner with 3:52 remaining on assists from Matt Niskanen and Kuznetsov. Braden Holtby made 23 saves on 25 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Flyers are 0-4 in their last four road games. The road team is 1-4 in the last five meetings.
The Capitals are 17-6 in their last 23 games overall. Washington is 108-49 in its last 157 home games.
Washington hasn't been in great form lately, but the Flyers have been much worse and at least the Capitals have a great recent track record to fall back on. Two of the three Washington losses during its skid were on the road and now it's back at a home arena where it has been dominant in recent seasons. Take the Capitals to get the job done.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -200