Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Flyers NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(16-6-4) Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers (13-8-3)
Date: Saturday, March 13th 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +100 / -120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
The Capitals are looking to make a return to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2021, as they look destined to do just that winning 7 of their last 8 games and doing so in some style. They have all the pieces to make it work, but they will once again have a tough task in front of them in the Philadelphia Flyers who have similar aspirations this year.
Although the Flyers do have similar aspirations, they do not quite have the luxury of coasting into the playoffs, as they need to pick up some W’s down the stretch here to ensure they book their ticket to the postseason.
The Washington Capitals were able to pick up the victory over this very Flyers team last time out as the picked up that win by a score of 5-3 despite being well out-shot by the hosts. Surprisingly, it is Nicklas Backstrom who are leading the offensive efforts this year, as he has managed to find his scoring touch and has amassed 10 goals and 19 assists in the first 26 games of the season.
On the same line as Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin is having a decent year, but not a great one for the legendary scorers high standards, as he only has 9 goals and 10 assists in the 22 games he has played so far.
The Capitals should be hungry to complete the sweep over the Flyers and pick up these 2 points as well, with the Capitals only 2 points back of the division leading Islanders and I can imagine this team wants to get that top seed sooner rather than later.
Watch the reports and news before the game, though, as the Capitals have not announced a projected starter for this matchup and it would be preferential if Vitek Vanecek would get the start in this spot.
The Flyers have lost twice to the Capitals in their last 3 games, so I also expect them to come into this game with a ton of motivation for the win, as they seek revenge over their Eastern Division opponents.
The 2021 version of the Philadelphia Flyers is all about offense, as they have 4 lines of guys who can put the puck in the net and that talent and play style has allowed them to average an incredible 3.25 goals per game making them one of the highest scoring teams in all of the NHL.
As is usually the case with teams like that however, is that they tend to give up a ton of opportunities in their own end which unfortunately for Flyers fans is the case here, as the also allow 3.17 goals per game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. East.
- Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
- Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Capitals are 19-7 in their last 26 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Free Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Prediction:
I think the Capitals are going to continue being quite good here, and am quite alright taking a nice +100 price for them to beat the Flyers in what is likely to be a bit of a shootout. It is important to see who is playing in net for both of these teams though, so keep an eye out for tomorrow’s news surrounding confirmed starting goalies.
The offensive pieces the Capitals have are simply better in my opinion than the Flyers and there are a lot of guys on this Capitals team who are willing to do the dirty work, so they are not easy to play against which might break up some of the flow the Flyers find when they are successful.
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