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Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction & Betting Tips 312024 sport preview

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction & Betting Tips 3/1/2024

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Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers 3/1/2024
  • Take the Flyers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

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The Flyers and Capitals are set to face off at 7:00 ET on NBCS. The Capitals will host the game at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

The Flyers come into this Metropolitan division matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 6 goals. Check out BetCoco for Washington Capitals – Philadelphia Flyers odds

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Capitals, the Flyers have put together a record of 3-2. When looking at the last three head-to-head matchups between the Flyers and Capitals, only 2 points per game has separated the teams, with the Flyers going 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • 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.
  • Washington has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • The Capitals have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • The Flyers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction

On the season, the Flyers are 31-22-7 and sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, Philadelphia is in 3rd place. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 6-4, and they have won three straight games as the favorite.

When playing on the road this season, Philadelphia has gone 16-9-5, and they have been favored in 17 of their 60 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Flyers have gone 13-18 on the year.

When looking at their offense, the Flyers have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. This season, the Flyers have a 22-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-9 record.

Entering the game, goalie Samuel Ersson has started 31 games this season. His current record stands at 17-11, and his save percentage is 0.692%.

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 15-9-5. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 11th place with 63 points and a record of 27-22-9. In their last five games, the Capitals have gone 3-2, and their record over their last ten games is 5-5. As the underdog, Washington has gone 15-20-7 this season.

Overall, the Capitals have gone 12-8 against Metropolitan Division opponents and 17-17 against the Eastern Conference. At home, Washington has won two straight games, and their record as the underdog is 15-20-7. Over their last three games, the Capitals have gone 1-2.

The Capitals come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the 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.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren gets the start and has made 27 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-9, and his save percentage is 0.71%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Flyers picking up a 4-3 win.

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Betting Tips

  • Take the Flyers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Washington Capitals Injury Report

  • Tom Wilson – Personal – Questionable
  • T.J. Oshie – Lower Body – Out
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov – Personal – Out
  • Sonny Milano – Illness – Questionable
  • Nick Jensen – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Nicklas Backstrom – Hip – Out
  • Nic Dowd – Upper Body – Out
  • Martin Fehervary – Lower Body – Out

Philadelphia Flyers Injury Report

  • Ryan Ellis – Back – Out
  • Travis Konecny – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Rasmus Ristolainen – Upper Body – Out
  • Carter Hart – Personal – Out
  • Jamie Drysdale – Upper Body – Out

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