Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3) vs Washington Capitals (15-6-4)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -111 / Washington Capitals +101 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington with 10 goals, John Carlson has 16 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 11 goals on 118 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 56 goals on 585 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Farabee leads Philadelphia with 11 goals, James van Riemsdyk has 16 assists and Kevin Hayes has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 22 goals on 70 shots.
The Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Flyers are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games and 30-14 in their last 44 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Capitals last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The Capitals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Capitals are playing the better hockey entering this contest and probably should be the pick based on their current form. However, the Philadelphia Flyers have still been one of the better home teams in the league dating back to last season, and the favorite has won 20 of the last 27 meetings between these clubs. This feels like the type of game where the Flyers will kind of get back on track and rebound from this hit or miss funk they've been in lately. I'll give the edge to the home team.