Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 2/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
WAS -185 O:U 6.5
The Philadelphia Flyers go to Washington, D.C., to take on the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Center on Saturday. The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off of a crushing loss to the New Jersey Devils, losing to the Devils 5-0. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak, defeating the Detroit Red Wings in their last game as well as the Colorado Avalanche in their game prior.
The Flyers are 29-18-7 on the season and are now in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with 65 points. The Flyers have a road record of 11-13-3, as they play much better at home than on the road. The Flyers are middle of the road in most of the categories, as they are 16th in goals scored, and 11th in goals allowed. They're also 19th in power plays, and 13th in penalties killed.
The Washington Capitals are coming off of a win over the Los Angeles Kings, and have won three of their last five games, but have been up and down recently.
The Capitals are 36-13-5 on the season and are on top of the Metropolitan Division with 77 points. The Capitals are led by their superstar Alex Ovechkin, who leads the team in goals, while Defender John Carlson leads the Capitals in points and assists. The Capitals have scored the most goals in the NHL, largely due to Ovechkin's talent, and the Capitals are 12th in goals allowed.
Philadelphia is 31-23 ATS this season
Flyers are 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference.
Washington is 29-25 ATS this season
Capitals are 5-1 in their last six vs. Eastern Conference.
I think that the Washington Capitals are one of the most talented teams in the NHL, and obviously, their record reflects that. I do think that the Philadelphia Flyers are a better team than what the record shows, but due to the fact that they struggle much more on the road and they do at home, I see that pattern continuing and the Washington Capitals taking advantage of that and winning this one. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 5-2.