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Bet Capitals To Rebound, Knock Off Flyers At Home

The Washington Capitals are the underdog in the NHL lines at home as they try to recover from a five-goal drubbing against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

The Capitals recorded at least a point in seven of eight games (5-1-2) before suffering an 8-3 loss at Detroit on Tuesday, and sit seven points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington has scored six goals in each of its last two home games.

Bet Capitals To Rebound, Knock Off Flyers At Home
Bet Capitals To Rebound, Knock Off Flyers At Home

Philadelphia is missing two top-six defensemen – Rasmus Ristolanian and Jamie Drysdale – with injuries, and top scorer Travis Konecny (54 points) is questionable with an upper-body ailment. Washington could be missing as many as four regulars with injuries and illness as well.

The Flyers were 1-3-1 over a five-game stretch before pulling away in the third period to beat Tampa Bay 6-2 at home on Tuesday. Philadelphia is 2-1-1 in its last four on the road.

Flyers vs Capitals Game Information

1. Game: Flyers (31-22-7) at Capitals (27-22-9)
2. Location: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
3. Date/Time: March 1, 7 p.m. ET
4. Flyers vs Capitals Live Streaming: NHL.com


The Capitals will be a slight underdog in the NHL odds when they host the surprising Flyers on Friday night. Philadelphia, which holds down a playoff position in the East despite rebuilding, is 16-9-5 on the road while Washington is 15-9-5 at Capital One Arena. The Flyers have won three straight in the series, including a 4-3 shootout triumph on Dec. 14 at home.

Flyers vs Capitals Spreads and Odds

1. Over bettors are 5-2 at the sportsbook in the last seven Philadelphia games, but 25-32-3 on the season.
2. Washington center Dyan Strome has compiled eight points in his last seven games.
3. Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim registered three goals and three assists with a +6 in his past four outings.
4. The over is 6-1 in the last seven Capitals contests, but 26-30-2 on the season.
5. Philadelphia is 39-21 ATS this season if you bet sports online.
6. Washington has hit the first period team total over in 25 of the last 39 games at home..
7. The Flyers have covered the puck line in 27 of their last 39 road contests.
8. The Capitals have only allowed four power-play goals in 25 chances over the past nine contests.


Flyers vs Capitals Over/Under Pick: Over 6

While both teams have been good to under bettors most of the season, they have been recording plenty of goals lately. We expect that to continue.

Flyers vs Capitals ATS: Capitals +1½

You can put a line through the last loss for Washington, which was playing its third game in four days. With a few nights of rest, we expect the Caps to be better.

Flyers vs Capitals Moneyline Pick: Capitals

Alexander Ovechkin should get back on track after managing one assist in the last three games. The Russian superstar has 47 goals in 72 career games versus the Flyers.

Flyers vs Capitals Player Prop: Tyson Foerster Anytime Goal

Philadelphia’s rookie forward scored four of his 14 goals in the last three games.

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Flyers vs Capitals Prediction

Capitals 4, Flyers 3: Charlie Lindgren or Darcy Kuemper must play well in goal for Washington, but the Capitals are getting contributions from more players of late. The Flyers have been pretty good defensively on the road. The Caps are due to snap the streak against their rivals, though.



Questions of the Day

Which team is most likely to score on the power play?

Washington. The Capitals are 5 for 9 with the extra man over the last three games and Philadelphia is last in the NHL on the power play.(13 percent).

Will Flyers goalie Samuel Ersson make 30 saves?

No. The Capitals only average 27.3 shots per game, 29th in the league.

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