Capitals vs. Flyers - 2/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-8) at Washington Capitals (28-15-10)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -170 / Philadelphia Flyers +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet Sunday at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers have won four of their last five games and begin a four-game road trip. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 18 goals, Jakub Voracek has 41 assists and Claude Giroux has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Steve Mason has allowed 72 goals on 954 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 54 goals on 476 shots.
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The Washington Capitals are climbing up the standings with wins in four of their last six games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have two power play goals in their last four games and have won three of their last four games when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 32 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 38 assists and Eric Fehr has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Braden Holtby has allowed 94 goals on 1,259 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 31 goals on 238 shots.
The Flyers are 7-21 in their last 28 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Capitals are 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Flyers simply don't win games on the road, while the Capitals have been nearly unbeatable on their home ice as of late. I usually hate big chalk, but it's hard seeing Washington lose in this spot.