Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flyers vs Capitals NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(23-23-7) Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals (34-14-5)
Date: Friday, May 7th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +160 / -180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
The Capitals should be very excited for this game, as the opposing team does not wear blue, with the Capitals likely happy not needing to get involved in yet another scrappy game against the Rangers.
The Flyers horrible defense was on full display during their last game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they lost that contest by a final score of 7 to 3. The amazing thing about that series, is that the game before that, they were able to beat the Flyers by a score of 7 to 2, which pretty much encapsulates what has been wrong with the entire Flyers season, as they will show up an look great one day and then look like the Sabres the next game.
It will be interesting to see what the Flyers will do this off-season about their goal-tending problem, as Carter Hart and Brian Elliott have not gotten the job done this year with both net-minders sporting a save percentage below .900.
The defense is also unlikely to get any better this Friday, as one of the Flyer’s best defensmen Shayne Gostisbehere has been suspended for this game leaving more openings for this excellent Capitals offense to strike.
The Flyers are still dangerous despite their issues however, as they do have a lot of solid pieces in place on their offense like Jakub Voracek who has been an assist machine this year with 34 helpers.
The Capitals are clearly far superior to the Flyers this year, but they might find this spot tough, as they have a host of their players out for this one including their number one goalscorer Alex Ovechkin.
This team has shown it is deep enough to continue playing at a high level when the big guns are out with guys like Conor Sheary and Daniel Sprong chipping in with 25 combined goals despite playing on the lowest lines most nights.
The main guy who has benefited from some of the big guys being out is Nicklas Backstrom, as he has shown he can be the top dog on this team and produce excellent numbers, as he currently has 15 goals and 38 assists this campaign further cementing his future Hall of Fame career.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 vs. East.
- Over is 12-5-1 in Flyers last 18 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 20-9-2 in Flyers last 31 following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Over is 7-0 in Capitals last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0-1 in Capitals last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 8-1-1 in Capitals last 10 games as a favorite.
- Over is 20-6-1 in Capitals last 27 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Free Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
Even with some of the better offensive players being out for this one on the Caps side, I still see this one going over the total, as the Capitals have also found themselves weak at the back sometimes this year and we all know the defensive struggles of the Flyers.
There is also a bit of line value here in my opinion, as a game like this should have a total set at 6.5 as opposed to 6.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over the total
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