Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (13-8-3) vs Washington Capitals (16-6-4)
Game Info: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -114 / Washington Capitals +103 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 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 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 14 goals on 151 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 56 goals on 585 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19 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 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 26 goals on 291 shots.
The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The Flyers are 39-14 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Capitals last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The Capitals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Capitals look like a team that's back on track with wins in seven of their last eight games, and their offense is starting to pick up. The Philadelphia Flyers are still a team to keep an eye on and they've been money in the favorite role dating back to last season. However, the Capitals have beaten the Flyers twice this month already and we're getting the hotter team at plus money. It's hard to turn down the Caps in this spot at this price.