Philadelphia Flyers (7-3-2) at Washington Capitals (6-2-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals -105 / Philadelphia Flyers -115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from Capital One Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to bounce back after falling to the Boston Bruins in their last game by a final score of 2-1. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 16 points including 6 goals and 10 assists while Kevin Hayes, Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux all have 1 points. Hayes has 6 goals and 5 helpers while Voracek has 8 assists and Giroux has 10 assists this season. Joel Farabee has 9 points with 6 goals and 3 helpers and Travis Konecny has 8 points with 5 goals and 3 assists. Carter Hart’s seen the bulk of the work for Philly in goal, going 4-2-2 with a 3.42 GAA and .898 save % while Brian Elliott’s gone 3-1 with a .929 save % and a 2.19 GAA this season.
The Washington Capitals will try to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers last time out. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington in scoring with 14 points including 5 goals and 9 assists while John Carlson has 11 points including 4 goals and 7 assists. Tom Wilson, Jakub Vrana and Alex Ovechkin each have 8 points with Wilson logging 4 goals and 4 helpers while Vrana and Ovechkin each have 3 goals and 5 assists. T.J. Oshie has 7 points with 2 goals and 5 assists and Justin Schultz has 2 goals with 4 assists this season. Vitek Vanacek has seen the bulk of the work for Washington in goal, going 5-2-2 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.95 GAA this season.
Philadelphia is 35-17 in their last 52 games overall and 11-4 in their last 15 road games while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite. Washington is 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall. Philadelphia is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
It’s hard to make a case against either side as both have been so good early on this year and there’s value on both sides with this game being a coin flip. With that said, I’m going to back the under here. I just envision a defensive battle here, and at most I see this being a 3-2 game either way so give me the under in this matchup.