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(19-8-3) Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers (19-11-4)
Date: Wednesday, December 21th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -123
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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After losing for the first time in seven games, the Capitals head on the road to Philadelphia to take on the Metropolitan Division rival Flyers in what’s poised to be a great game.
The 5th place Capitals will look for a regulation win against Philly in order to leapfrog into 4th place by a point, knocking the Flyers down.
The Metropolitan Division continues to be a very tight race and this game will have immediate implications on the division standings.
The Capitals are playing great hockey, especially this month. Before the 2-1 loss the Montreal, Washington had won six straight and was looking like a team that could go deep in the playoffs.
Captain Alex Ovechkin is having a very good year, which is no surprise to most. Ovi has 14 goals and nine assists on the year, including four points in his last five games. He’s playing less time on ice, his lowest average TOI of his career (18:39), and is showing even more proficiency in his game than in years past.
Ovi hasn’t done it alone, though. Right winger Justin Williams has turned it on in his last five games. He has three goals and an assist in those contests, giving him seven and four on the year. He’s been a major factor during this December stretch of wins.
To take over 4th place in the Metropolitan, Washington will need to play an all-around game and limit the offense of the Flyers.
The Flyers have lost two straight after going on an extremely impressive 10-game winning streak. The team has been playing good hockey, although the defense could use a lot of improvement.
Six of those 10 wins in a row were one-goal games and, when you look at the goals for/goals against stats, it makes sense why. The Flyers rank 3rd in the NHL in goals (107) but rank dead last in goals against (102). The +5 goal differential isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it shows that it’s been tough to win a lot of these games.
The usual suspects like Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds have been major factors for this Philly team all year. But it’s been some of the younger guys that have stepped up recently. Center Brayden Schenn has five goals in his last five games, including a hat-trick against Dallas.
Philly has to limit Washington’s chances on goal. If it’s a battle offensively, Washington would have the advantage and a great chance at winning this game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Washington is 8-3-2 on the road this season
- Philadelphia is 9-1 in the last 10 games
Free Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Flyers have given up the most goals in the NHL. Washington gets quality offensive production night in and night out. I like the Caps to win this game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5
Two good teams, both with stars who can score. Philly has a poor defense when it comes to goals allowed. This has the makings of a high scoring affair.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 4 – Philadelphia 2
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