Capitals vs. Flyers Prediction
Will the Flyers once again avoid elimination when they face the Capitals at 12:00PM ET in Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference first round?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Capitals are -170 money line favorites over the Flyers, who have odds of +150 to pull off yet another upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
The under is 5-1-1 in the Capitals' last seven games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game. The under is also 4-1-1 in their last six games overall and is 5-1-1 in their last seven conference quarterfinals games. The under is 4-1-1 in the Caps' last six games versus a team with a losing record as well.
On the other side, the under is 3-1-1 in the Flyers' last five games overall, is 5-2-3 in their last 10 games following a win, and is 5-1-2 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest. The under is also 4-1-1 in their last six conference quarterfinals games and is 4-1-2 in their last seven home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
OUR PREDICTION: Following the Flyers' 2-0 win in Game 5 on Friday night, the under is now 4-1-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. Despite their victory, Philadelphia only got off 10 shots against Braden Holtby while Washington took 44 shots versus Michal Neuvrith. If the Flyers only get off 11 shots (they also scored on an empty-netter), then the under is sure to cash again for bettors.
SUNDAY NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: CAPITALS/FLYERS UNDER 5