Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (38-20-7) at Washington Capitals (40-19-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals -155 / Philadelphia Flyers +140 --- Over/Under: 6.5
TV: NBCS, TVA
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 23 goals, Jakub Voracek has 40 assists and Claude Giroux has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 78 goals on 769 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 91 goals on 1,003 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 17 games.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 45 goals, John Carlson has 58 assists and T.J. Oshie has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed 54 goals on 650 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 133 goals on 1,302 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 17 games.
The Flyers are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win, 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Capitals are 27-13 in their last 40 Wednesday games, 147-72 in their last 219 games as a home favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The over is 9-1-1 in Flyers last 11 overall. The over is 27-9 in Capitals last 36 home games. The Flyers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Washington and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Capitals are going to be favored more times than not and they're hard to bet against, especially at home and given the history between these two clubs. However, we're getting plus money with a red hot Flyers team that's riding a six-game winning streak and has become a cup contender over night. The Flyers have also won the last two meetings against the Caps, outscoring them 10-4 in those games. Give me the Flyers and the plus money.