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(22-16-6) Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals (28-9-5)
Date: Sunday January 15th
Time: 12:30PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Flyers, on the second game of a back-to-back, will meet the streaking Washington Capitals in D.C. on Sunday afternoon.
Washington, winners of eight straight, are coming off an impressive 6-0 shutout win against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Philadelphia just hasn’t played great hockey recently. The Flyers’ poor defense is starting to cause problems on a consistent basis, and the offense hasn’t been able to keep up.
Philly ranks 2nd to last in the NHL in goals against (137) and, as good as the team offense has been, it hasn’t been enough to bail out the defense over the past few weeks.
It’s going to be extremely tough to knock of Washington, considering how great the Caps have been offensively. The Caps will look to pressure the offensive zone and expose the Flyers’ poor defense.
Philly will need a lot of support from the offense. Right winger Wayne Simmonds, who is having a solid season, will need to be on his game. On the year, Simmonds has 17 goals and 16 assists, but just one point in his last five games. He’ll need to break that poor stretch and contribute to help the Flyers win.
The Capitals have won eight straight and are looking for their ninth. Coming off a great shutout win over the Blackhawks, Washington will look to continue its run of solid play on both sides of the ice.
The offense has been fantastic during this stretch of wins. Three games, the Caps have scored six goals, and two others they’ve scored five. It’s been a brilliant run of offense and has catapulted them into the league’s top 10 in goals scored (127).
Even better than the offense has been the defense. Sitting atop the league in goals against on the year, the Capitals have been able to contain impressive top lines and stifle teams with great offensive weapons like the Blackhawks, Canadiens, and Flames.
Alex Ovechkin has 21 goals and 15 assists on the year and has had an impressive recent stretch. He has three goals and four assists in his last five games.
Washington will hope to capitalize on the home ice advantage for this game and keep the Flyers’ weapons away from the net.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Philadelphia is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games
- Washington is 5-0 SU in the last five games
Free Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey Prediction:
I think Washington gets its ninth win in a row. Philly has struggled winning games recently and the Caps are playing fantastic hockey right now. Washington gets the W at home
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington -140
Washington is on a roll. It’s hard to bet against them, especially after watching them demolish a good Chicago team. The Washington ML is my pick.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Flyers 2 – Washington 4
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