Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (40-22-10) vs Philadelphia Flyers (23-38-11)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -250 / Philadelphia Flyers +188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-38-11. Through 72 games, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 188 times, good for a rank of 29th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 26th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.5 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 2nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th ranked team in the NHL.

The Washington Capitals get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 40-22-10. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 72 games, the Capitals have scored 240 goals, giving them an average of 3.26. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Washington is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.89 goals per contest. So far, the Capitals have played the 20th 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 11th in the NHL.

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Through 72 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.8%. So far, 9.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Travis Konecny, who has 32 assists to go along with his 13 goals. However, when on the ice the Flyers are -19 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game.

Through 70 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin, with 83 points. He has reached his mark of 45 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.6%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 47 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 27 percent of the time.

In Philadelphia's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 37-34-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 15-19-1. On the season, 56.0% 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 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-29-2. So far, taking the over when the Capitals are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-14-2. On the season, 64.0% of Washington's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Capitals. Given that both the Capitals and Flyers have goalie units that are middle of the road compared to other NHL units look for this game to surpass the betting line of 6 goals.

 

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