Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction 4/16/2024

The Washington Capitals (39-31-11) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (38-32-11) on Tuesday, April 16th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Capitals vs Flyers

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The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Capitals sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference standings. They have gone 39-31-11 overall, including a 24-25 record against other teams from the East. On the road, Washington has gone 17-19-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 3-7. They are currently on a two-game winning streak and have gone 3-2 over their last five games. As the underdog, Washington has gone 25-28-8 this season.

On the season, Washington has been the underdog in 61 of their games, and their overall puck line record is 39-42. So far, the Capitals have 20 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 29 times.

As the underdog, Washington’s puck line record is 34-27, and their average scoring margin when not favored is at -0.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Capitals hosted the Bruins and secured a 2-0 victory. In the 3rd period, the Capitals found the net one time against the Bruins after their one goal in the first period. In the game, Washington managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 25 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.

Going into the game, Washington was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 2 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win

With just one game left in the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are sitting in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 38-32-11. In their last ten games, the Flyers have gone just 2-8 and have lost three of their last five games. At home, Philadelphia is 20-16-4 on the year.

Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Flyers have gone 19-30 this season. As the favorite, Philadelphia has gone 14-10-3 this year and has been favored in 27 of their 81 games. In their last three games, the Flyers have gone 2-1 and they come into this game on a two-game winning streak.

At home this year, the Flyers have a puck line record of 16-24 and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game. So far, their puck line record for the season is 45-36.

Philadelphia has gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last 10 games and 1-4 in their last five games. In their last three games at home, the Flyers are 0-3 vs. the puck line.

In their previous game, the Flyers hosted the Devils and game away with a 1-0 win. The Flyers offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Devils, but they did score one time in the second period. With 21 shots on goal, Philadelphia’s offense managed to score their one goal while playing shorthanded.

Philadelphia couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 1 goal, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Washington Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. Washington’s offense comes into the game ranked 20th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the NHL.

This season, the Capitals have an over/under record of 34-41-6. Throughout the season, they have played 42 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.9 per game.

Flyers Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Flyers’ stands at 34-42-5. They have had 43 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 6th in shutouts, achieving 7 shutouts.

Philadelphia Team Defense

Defensively, the Flyers are currently 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.1 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 15th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Capitals vs Flyers Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Washington has an puck line mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Philadelphia has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Flyers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Washington was favored, they have an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.

Capitals vs Flyers Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Capitals to secure a victory over the Flyers on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +112, I’m locking in my bet on the Capitals straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Capitals winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Capitals straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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