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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 02/07/2021 Tips, NHL Forecast and Analysis

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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 02-07-2021 Tips NHL Forecast and Analysis

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 02/07/2021 – The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals both have suffered back-to-back losses in their previous outings. With the threat of an impending slide present, the East Division rivals will try to suit up as better versions of themselves when their paths crossed at the Nation’s Capital on Sunday noon. Lurking behind the Boston Bruins above the division standings, breaking out of a slump at the expense of the other would be a huge boost for either the Flyers or the Capitals approaching the more crucial stages of the NHL Regular Season.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 02/07/2021

When: Sunday, February 7, 3:00 PM ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 02/07/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Philadelphia Flyers +1 (-188) 6.5 o (+110) +105
Washington Capitals -1 (+200) 6.5 u (-154) -125
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Philadelphia Flyers

If there is one thing that the Philadelphia Flyers could bank on heading into Sunday’s match against the Capitals, it is the advantage that they have on the head-to-head matchup trend. Philadelphia has won four of its previous encounters against Washington; hence, the team is not bothered despite being tagged as a slight underdog this time. Certainly, the situation now has changed dramatically since the last time they saw their division rivals. But the identity that the Flyers as a team possesses remains the same, and beating the Capitals is still one of the sources of their pride. The Flyers are in second place in the East Division with a 7-3-2 record, just a point above the Capitals. The competition is tightening up and fans could expect nothing but a fierce battle on ice on Sunday. 

Players to watch: J. van Riemsdyk LW (G 6, A 10, PTS 16), C. Giroux C (G 1, A 10, PTS 11), J. Voracek RW (G 3, A 8, PTS 11).

Washington Capitals

The Capitals are heading back home after a disappointing 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday. The setback came just three days after the Bruins snapped their previous three-game winning streak, spoiling their surge at the top of the race. Good thing for Washington, the team remains right in the thick of things, and getting back the division supremacy still is a huge possibility. Taking care of the Flyers is one significant step in that goal.

A win for the Capitals could surpass Philly in the tight battle at the top, and while it could be temporary, the team recognizes that it would still be a statement especially after the Flyers dominated them in 2020. Washington boasts 15 points so far after 11 games, trailing Philly by just a hairline. Despite the absence of fans in the arena, the Capitals will still look to bank on home ice advantage to make sure that their rivals are kept at bay.   

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 5, A 9, PTS 14), J. Carlson D (G 4, A 7, PTS 11), A. Ovechkin LW (G 3, A 5, PTS 8).

 

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Philadelphia Flyers

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 15 games.
Flyers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Flyers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.

Washington Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Capitals’ last 6 games against Philadelphia.
Capitals are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games played in February.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.

Flyers vs Capitals Betting Picks

After the loss to the Rangers, the Capitals deserved an extended rest to recover. Three days later, they get back into action with their old vicious form expected to be back. According to NHL Betting Lines, Washington will serve the Flyers their third straight defeat, taking the latter’s spot in the standings. The showdown at noontime will not be friendly for the archrivals. Philadelphia will come in prepared, but the hostile environment in Washington will overwhelm them as they absorb yet another loss.

Score Prediction: Flyers 2, Capitals 4.