Flyers vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3/1/2024

The Philadelphia Flyers (31-22-7) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (27-22-9) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on NBCS. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win

Philadelphia comes into today’s game with an overall record of 31-22-7, which puts them in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division. In the Eastern Conference, the Flyers are currently in 8th place with 69 points. Over their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 6-4, and they have lost two of their last three games.

On the road this season, the Flyers have gone 16-9-5, and they have been favored in 17 of their 60 games. As the favorite, Philadelphia has gone 11-5-1, and they have won their last three games when favored.

Philadelphia comes into the game with a puck line record of 37-23, including going 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Flyers have 19 wins by multiple goals compared to just 12 by one goal.

On the road, Philadelphia has a puck line record of 24-6 and has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten road games. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game.

In their previous game, the Flyers hosted the Lightning and game away with a 6-2 win. The Flyers scored one goal in the first period against the Lightning and found the net five times in the 3rd period. All six goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.

Going into the game, Philadelphia was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.

The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-22-9. In the Metropolitan Division, they sit in 6th place. Over their last ten games, Washington is 5-5, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five contests.

At home this season, the Capitals are 15-9-5 and have won two straight games. As the underdog, Washington is 15-20-7 on the year and has been the underdog in 42 of their 58 games.

As the underdog, Washington has a puck line record of 23-19, and they have dropped two straight games as the favorite. So far, the team’s average scoring margin is at -1 goal per game.

Overall, the Capitals have gone 27-31 against the puck line, and they have 14 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the team has a puck line record of 7-3, and their average scoring differential at home is -.2 goals per game.

Coming off a 8-3 loss on the road to the Red Wings, the Capitals are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period, the Capitals struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Washington’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 21 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

As the underdog, Washington suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Philadelphia Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Flyers are averaging 3 goals per game which is 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. This season, the Flyers are 22-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-9 record.

This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 25-32-3. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Capitals come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 30th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. So far this year, the Capitals are 9-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 18-16 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 26-30-2. For the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Philadelphia Team Defense

Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.7 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.5 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Flyers vs Capitals Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Washington has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 5 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Capitals have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Philadelphia has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 7-3 straight up.

Flyers vs Capitals Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flyers to pick up on a win over the Capitals and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -119, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Flyers straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Capitals to cover. Even if the Flyers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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