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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01/08/2020 Picks, Previews and Predictions

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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01-08-2020 Picks Previews and Predictions

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01/08/2020 – A Metropolitan Division showdown will ensue on Wednesday as league-best Washington Capitals head over to downtown Philadelphia to face the Flyers inside the Wells Fargo Center. The visiting Capitals (30-9-5) are riding a three-game winning streak after lopsided 6-1 win over Ottawa last Tuesday. The team is bringing in their top-notch road record of 17-5-1 over to Pennsylvania to try to snap the Flyers’ four-game winning run inside the Wells Fargo. The home team is likewise impressive when playing in front of the home crowd as they banner a 13-2-4 record as hosts. Currently, at the fifth spot in the division, the Flyers will be looking to pull the rug from under their leading rivals and improve their 22-15-6 overall record.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01/08/2020

When: 7:30 PM ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: NBC Sports Network

Stream: SofaScore

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01/08/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Flyers +1.5 (-220) 6.5 o (-105)  +115
Capitals -1.5 (+180) 6.5 u (-111) 135
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Philadelphia Flyers

Travis Konecny hit his 13th goal of the season 37 seconds into their Tuesday’s game, matching Claude Giroux for the most number of goals scored in the team. He also leads the club in total points with 37. Sean Couturier, who is closely trailing Konecny with 35 points, has two goals and three assists in his last three outings. Philadelphia Flyers will hold a three-game homestand that includes games against red-hot Tampa Bay on Saturday and Atlantic-leading Boston on Monday. 

Players to watch: Travis Konecny RW (GP 40, G 13, A 24, PTS 37), Sean Couturier C (GP 43, G 12, A 23, PTS 35), Jakub Voracek (GP 43, G 8, A 26, PTS 34).

Washington Capitals

Team captain Alex Ovechkin is expected to strut his wares anew in this game. He has a team-high 26 goals this season which is tied for third in the NHL and 42 total points which is just behind John Carlson’s club-best 54. He scored two times in their last game on Tuesday, enough to put him in the same position as Teemu Selanne for the 11th spot in all-time goals leaders with 684, and just six shy of 10th-place Mario Lemieux. Washington is 6-5-1 against teams within the Metropolitan Division while the team’s 65 total points scored so far in the season hold enough separation next to second-placed Metropolitan team New York Islanders (57).

Players to watch: John Carlson D (GP 44, G 13, A 41, PTS 54), Alex Ovechkin LW (GP 44, G 26, A 16, PTS 42), Evgeny Kuznetzov C (GP 41, G 16, A 25, PTS 41).

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 01/08/2020 Betting Predictions

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Flyers

Flyers are 4-0 SU in their last 4 home games.
Philadelphia is 9-1 SU in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games following OT on the previous day.
The total has gone Over 4-0 in Flyers’ last 4 overall.
The total has gone Over 3-0-1 in Flyers’ last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Capitals

Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Washington is 5-1 in their last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
Washington is 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
The total has gone Over 4-0 in Capitals last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
The total has gone Over 4-0 in Capitals last 4 road games.

 

Flyers vs Capitals Betting Picks

The visiting Capitals will showcase yet another mastery over the Flyers in this game. As leaders of the Metropolitan Division, this face off will be a test of pride for Washington. Expect them to bring their A-game and stamp their class over the hosting Flyers

Score Prediction: Philadelphia Flyers 2, Washington Capitals 3.