One month ago, the Capitals were leading the Eastern Conference and steamrolling. However, since then Washington has fallen back into bad habits. Reminders of the 2018-19 Stanley Cup hangover have been seen, especially on the back end. Washington won the 2018 championship because then head coach Barry Trotz convinced them to play responsibly. Since his departure, the Caps have gone back to plenty of offense and occasion defense. Compared to the Caps is a Philadelphia team showing increased value with the NHL odds. Coach Alain Vigneault has the Flyers threatening for the Metropolitan Division lead.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Capital One Arena, Washington, DC|
|Flyers vs. Capitals TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
|NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals Overview
Late on the Flyers have been on fire with eight wins in their last 10 games. Philadelphia now has a sportsbook record of 37-20-7 with only 27 of their games going under the total. Correspondingly, they rank ninth in goals scored, 14th for power play, 11th for goals against, and eighth for penalty killing.
Washington continues to flounder and gush red ink with eight losses in their last 10 games. Now the Capitals are 39-19-6 with only 24 games going under the total. Overall the Caps rank fifth for goal scoring, 16th for the power play, 14th for goals against and third for the penalty kill.
Key Flyers: C Travis Konecny (22 G, 36 A, 58 PTS, -1, 3 PPG, 17 PPA, 16.8 SPCT), D Matt Niskanen (7 G, 25 A, 32 PTS, +7, 3 PPG, 9 PPA, 5.8 SPCT), G Carter Hart (21-12-3, 2.49 GAA, .910 SVPCT, 1 SO)
Key Capitals: D John Carlson (15 G, 57 A, 72 PTS, +12, 2 PPG, 23 PPA, 8.5 SPCT), LW Alex Ovechkin (43 G, 17 A, 60 PTS, -14, 12 PPG, 5 PPA, 14.6 SPCT), G Braden Holtby (23-13-5, 3.12 GAA, .897 SVPCT),
Philadelphia and Washington Against the Spread
The Flyers are:
- 5-3 vs. the line in their last eight away games
- 11-1 over the total on the road
- 3-8 on the board in their last 11 games at Washington
- 3-5-3 under the total in away games with the Capitals
- 7-4 vs. the odds in their last 11 games as a dog
- 8-1 over the total when installing as an underdog
The Capitals are:
- 4-8 vs. the line in their last 12 games as a favorite
- 9-3-2 over the total when laying money
- 9-5 on the board in their last 13 games against the Flyers
- 6-3 over the total head to head with Philadelphia
- 12-8 with the odds in their last 20 home games
- 11-2-1 over the total at Capital One Arena
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Odds Pick
Of great concern to many is the return to a one-dimensional hockey by the Capitals. Washington can’t expect to sustain success with the NHL odds with run and gun hockey. Especially come playoff time. Vigneault has the Flyers showing a level of improvement that could make them a postseason threat. Washington has not shown reliable enough value as chalk to take here.
Flyers vs. Capitals NHL Odds Pick: Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers vs. Capitals NHL Odds Score Prediction: Flyers 4, Capitals 3