Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
Washington Capitals -130 / Philadelphia Flyers +110 -- O/U: 6
The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The Washington Capitals will look to build on their current 4-game winning streak after a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers last time out. New York jumped out to a 1-0 lead :45 into the game before Carl Hagelin, the former Ranger, scored against his former team just 1:18 later to tie the game. Andre Burakovsky gave Washington the lead just after the midway point of the 1st period, and the Caps took that 2-1 lead to the 2nd. New York tied the game in the latter stages of the 2nd period, and the 3rd period saw no scoring so it was off to overtime where no team could find a game-winner in sudden death. Both teams scored on 2 of their first 3 shootout opportunities, with T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom scoring for the Caps, before Alex Ovechkin scored the shootout winner in the 4th round to give Washington the victory. Braden Holtby got the win to improve to 24-16-4 after stopping 22 of 24 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders last time out. Travis Konecny opened the scoring before Travis Sanheim doubled the lead after 20 minutes of play. Scott Laughton made it 3-0 and Sean Couturier added a 4th by the end of the 2nd period. New York pulled one back but it was too little too late as Philadelphia picked up the win and the points. Brian Elliott got the win to improve to 9-7-1 on the year after stopping 29 of the 30 shots faced in the winning effort.
Washington is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 road games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. Philadelphia is 16-5 in their last 21 games overall and 10-3 in their last 13 home games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against the Eastern Conference. Washington is 5-12 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.
Washington comes into this game as the hotter team and the Capitals have played well on the road. However, Philadelphia has been playing well in their own right and have been doing so over a longer stretch. The Flyers have been no joke on home ice during this winning stretch and are in the midst of this massive playoff push, so I’ll take a shot with the Flyers at home with the plus money on Wednesday night.