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Capital Gains: Washington Puck Line Pick vs Flyers

There are very few games over the last three days of the regular season with more at stake for both teams than this matchup between the Capitals and the Flyers, who both are fighting for playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is listed by the NHL latest lines as the favorite at home against the Capitals. The home team has been favored in five of the last eight games between the teams.


Capital Gains: Washington Puck Line Pick vs Flyers
Capital Gains: Washington Puck Line Pick vs Flyers

Washington and Philadelphia have both won on home ice this season with both games going over the total. Overall, the home team has won six of the last eight meetings with the road team being held to two goals or less six times.

The Capitals will clinch the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a victory while the Flyers need a regulation win and some help.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, Washington is priced at +20000 and Philadelphia is at +25000.


Capitals vs Flyers Game Information

  • Game: Capitals (39-31-11) vs Flyers (38-32-11)
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Capitals vs Flyers Live Stream: NHL.com


The Flyers are 10-6-3 as a home favorite this season but have covered in just three of those games. The Capitals are 5-7-1 outright and 6-7 against the puck line in their last 13 games as a road underdog.



Philadelphia is priced at -150 to win the game outright while the Capitals is +130 in our sportsbook odds.

The NHL betting lines list the favored Flyers at +175 to cover the 1½-goal puck line while the Capitals are at -210 on the puck line.

The Capitals and the Flyers meet on Tuesday, April 16, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Philadelphia, Monumental Sports, or ESPN+ at 7 pm ET.


Capitals vs Flyers Odds and Spreads


  • Philadelphia is 12-12-3 as a favorite.
  • Washington is 25-37-9 when listed as the underdog.
  • Just 17 of Philadelphia’s 40 home games went over the total.
  • Washington is 18-22 against the Las Vegas odds on the road.
  • The total has gone over the total in six of the last eight games when Washington plays in Philadelphia.
  • Six of Philadelphia’s last nine games played in April have gone over the total.
  • The Flyers are 17-23 against the spread on home ice.
  • The Capitals are 4-2 in their last six games against Metropolitan Division teams.


Capitals vs Flyers ATS Pick: Capitals +1½ (-210)

Washington is tied with Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with Pittsburgh one point behind and Philadelphia trailing by two points with one game remaining for all four teams. The Flyers need to win in regulation to have any chance to make the playoffs while a win by Washington puts the Capitals in the postseason so there will be plenty on the line tonight.

Philadelphia is 2-8 in its last 10 games and 2-7 over the last nine against Eastern Conference teams while Washington is 3-7 over the last 10 – even with its 2-0 win over Atlantic Division-leading Boston on Monday – so neither team is exactly peaking at the perfect time. That is something to consider when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

Defenseman Rasmus Sandin and winger Beck Malenstyn are questionable while defensemen Ethan Bear and Nick Jensen as well as forward Nicklas Backstrom are out for Washington.

Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen are out for Philadelphia.



Capitals vs Flyers Over/Under Pick: Over 5½ (-120)

When looking at the NHL over/under predictions, Philadelphia and Washington rank 30th and 31st in goals per game since March 27. Only Colorado has allowed for more per game during that stretch than the Flyers and that could be enough for this game to go over the 5.5-goal total.



Capitals vs Flyers Player Prop Pick: Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin 1+ Goals (+140)

With a chance to clinch a playoff spot, look for Alexander Ovechkin to have an extra jump in his step. Although Ovechkin hasn’t scored a goal in his last three games and has just 10 shots on goal in his last five games, take a long look at the +140 odds for Ovechkin to score goal No. 853 for the Capitals when making your player prop bets.



Capitals vs Flyers Prediction

Capitals 4, Flyers 3



Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Capitals or the Flyers?

Philadelphia is 47-34 against the spread this season compared to a 40-41 record for the Maple Leafs.

What is a good player prop option for the Philadelphia Flyers on April 16?

Philadelphia’s Noah Cates had points in five straight games before being held off the scoresheet in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils so consider the +119 odds for Cates to record a point against the Capitals.

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