There are just two NHL games left on the schedule for Tuesday night due to a number of COVID-19 cases throughout the league. The Philadelphia Flyers play host to the Washington Capitals in a game that will draw plenty of betting online attention.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Washington Capitals as the big favorites at -140 on the moneyline. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 6.0.
- Game: Washington Capitals (18-6-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-5)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET
- Television: ESPN+
Capitals Continue to Score Goals
Washington comes into Tuesday night scoring 3.4 goals per game and continues to be one of the best offensive teams in the league. The Capitals are still struggling to score on the power play, but they are hard enough to stop when both teams are at even strength.
Alex Ovechkin is having another MVP-worthy season as he leads the Capitals with 22 goals and 25 assists. Washington will have other players step up each night, but Ovechkin sets the tone with his scoring and his physical play.
Even though the Capitals love to play extremely fast, they are still allowing less than 2.6 goals per game. Washington has been great at killing off penalties and has received great play from both goaltenders.
The Capitals are in second place in the Metropolitan Division for a reason, as there just aren’t many weaknesses.
Flyers Finding Some Scoring
Philadelphia is averaging just 2.66 goals but has been a great offensive team during its five-game points streak (4-0-1). Claude Giroux leads the way with 14 assists and 25 total points, but he has been getting some help recently.
The Flyers are scoring on just 16 percent of their power-play chances, and that is one area that has to be fixed. On the defensive end of the ice, Philadelphia is allowing 3.17 goals against per game, and that could cause a problem against Washington.
Mike Yeo is the interim coach for the Flyers, and he said, “Our start was unreal,” when discussing the most recent game. It’s clear that Philadelphia is coming into this game with momentum, but the Flyers are also significantly outmatched.
Capitals Cruise to Blowout Win
Philadelphia has started to turn things around after a very slow start, but the Flyers still have some pretty glaring weaknesses. Washington is missing some key pieces, but the Capitals still have plenty of talent to win games in the NHL.
The Flyers just don’t have enough offense to keep up with the Capitals, and Washington is going to dictate the tempo of this one. With a long pause coming after Tuesday night, the Capitals are going to empty the tank and put together a terrific effort.
The momentum that Philadelphia comes into this game with will end as the Capitals pick up an impressive win. Head to BetUS sportsbook and take the Washington Capitals -1½ as they take complete control of this matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Pick: Washington Capitals -1 ½ goals (+175)