Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals - 2/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (6-2-3) vs Philadelphia Flyers (7-3-2)
Game Info: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -125 / Philadelphia Flyers +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet Sunday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kevin Hayes leads Philadelphia with six goals, Claude Giroux has 10 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 10 goals on 140 shots.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 40.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington with five goals, John Carlson has seven assists and Alex Ovechkin has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up seven goals on 53 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 27 goals on 305 shots.
The Flyers are 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 35-17 in their last 52 overall. The Capitals are 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games. The over is 20-8-2 in Flyers last 30 road games. The over is 7-2 in Capitals last 9 overall. The Flyers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
We're getting plus money with the healthier team that's also been a money making machine dating back to last season. The Flyers have done nothing but cash tickets dating back to last season and you'd be crazy not to back them in these spots. The Washington Capitals are still dealing with a mountain of injuries and their defensive effort still isn't dialed in. The Flyers have also won the last four meetings against the Caps. I'll gladly take the Flyers at this price.