Capitals vs. Flyers Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Flyers as –143 money line favorites over the Capitals, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Philadelphia enters play with a 42-23-8 record and is 19-11-5 at home this year, while Washington is 37-30-6 overall and 14-20-3 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Flyers opened as –153 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -143, while the Caps' odds have gone from +141 to +132.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Flyers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Philadelphia. According to latest NHL trends, Flyers are 12-2 in their last 14 Thursday games, are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-3 in their last 11 overall and are 37-16 in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Capitals are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. Atlantic, 3-9 in their last 12 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Flyers are facing a Caps team that has their starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun probably out due to a lower body injury. The Flyers are 3rd in the Eastern Conference with 85 points, while Washington is eighth with 80 points. Philadelphia lost to Florida at home, 2-1, which broke a five-game home winning streak. The Flyers are led by RW Claude Giroux, who has 26 goals and 58 assists.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS –143