Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (15-24-9) vs Washington Capitals (27-15-9)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +147 / Washington Capitals -182 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday NHL Action.

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 15-24-9. Through 48 games, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 122 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 25th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.4 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 30th ranked team in the NHL.

The Washington Capitals get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 27-15-9. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 51 games, the Capitals have scored 166 goals, giving them an average of 3.22. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Washington is the 18th ranked unit, giving up 2.75 goals per contest. So far, the Capitals have played the 25th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Washington's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Through 48 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 37 points. He has reached his mark of 17 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.3%. So far, 12.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 21 assists to go along with his 16 goals. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -7 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.96 goals per game.

Through 49 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin, with 62 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 33 assists to go along with his 15 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13.0 Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.83 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.375 percent of the time.

In Philadelphia's 48 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 24-24-0. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 10-15-0. On the season, 52.0% of Philadelphia's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Flyers. In Washington's 51 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 27-23-1. So far, taking the over when the Capitals are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 16-10-1. On the season, 57.0% of Washington's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Capitals. Look for this game to go over the line of 6 goals.

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