Capitals vs. Flyers Prediction
The Washington Capitals are playing solid hockey with four wins in a row and six in their last seven. Can Washington stay hot tonight as the favorites at the Philadelphia Flyers?
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wells Fargo Center at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Capitals are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Flyers are a +110 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6.5 goals. As of Wednesday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Caps down Rangers in shootout
Washington won by a count of 3-2 Sunday in a shootout victory at New York. The Capitals (38-21-7) also won the shootout 3-2 with Alex Ovechkin scoring the winner in the fourth round. T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom also found the back of the net in the shootout. After the Rangers scored in the first minute of the game, Carl Hagelin evened it at 1-1 2:03 in on assists from Lars Eller and Brooks Orpik. Andre Burakovsky gave the Caps a 2-1 advantage midway through the first on a goal assisted by Nic Dowd and Travis Boyd. New York tied the score at 2-2 with 5:40 remaining in the second period and it continued that way the rest of regulation. Braden Holtby surrendered two goals on 24 shots in the winning effort.
Flyers down Islanders
Philadelphia opened up a four-goal lead Sunday at New York and secured a 4-1 victory to improve to 32-26-8 on the season. Travis Konecny put the Flyers on the board with 11:39 left in the first period with assists going to Radko Gudas and Robert Hagg. Travis Sanheim made it 2-0 later in the first off an assist from Claude Giroux. In the second period, a goal from Scott Laughton assisted by Michael Raffl pushed the Philly lead to three goals. Sean Couturier scored his 27th goal of the season to make it 4-0 with 4:46 left in the second on assists by Oskar Lindblom and Giroux. Brian Elliott earned the win in net as he gave up one goal on 30 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Capitals are 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite. Washington is 4-1 in its last five road games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last five versus the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is 16-5 in its last 21 games overall.
Washington is on a roll, but Philadelphia has also played solid hockey as of late and has the home ice advantage. Look for a strong showing from the hosts to take down the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who have shown vulnerability and a lack of focus at times this season. Every bet carries some risk, but I think there is good value on the Flyers here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS +110