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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 05/07/2021 NHL Previews, Spread & Predictions

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Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 05-07-2021 NHL Previews Spread & Predictions

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 05/07/2021 – The Washington Capitals will be back at home to wrap things up in the regular season before bracing for war in the playoffs. Coming off a successful final road trip in New York, the Capitals now aim to protect their home ice for their last three games, starting Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Fresh off a two-day rest, the visiting Flyers will try to bounce back from their 3-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins as they are tasked to defy a +162 price as underdogs in the NHL Betting Odds. Washington is favored to win with a -200 moneyline price as the match is set to begin at 07:00 PM Eastern Time inside the Capital One Arena. Fans can catch the game live on NHL Network, SN1, TVAS, NBCSWA, and NBCSP.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 05/07/2021

When: Friday, May 7, 7:00 PM ET

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

TV: NHL Network | SN1 | TVAS | NBCSWA | NBCSP

Stream: NHL.TV

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 05/07/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Philadelphia Flyers +1 (-125) 6.5 o (-105) +162
Washington Capitals -1 (+120) 6.5 u (-105) -200
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Philadelphia Flyers

It was a complete reverse of roles on Tuesday as the Philadelphia Flyers went on the receiving end of an offensive juggernaut just a day after they went berserk against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After lording over the Penguins in Philly on Monday by scoring seven goals, the Flyers got the exact punishment 24 hours later, sending them crashing back to earth with yet another loss. Their campaign this season is already over with the playoff cast already complete in the East. From one member of the said cast to another, the Flyers are now scheduled to face the Capitals next for their final road trip of the season. Led by Sean Couturier, Justin Braun and Travis Konecny, Philly will try to put up a quality show in Washington.  

Players to watch: J. Voracek RW (G 9 A 34 PTS 43), C. Giroux C (G 16 A 25 PTS 41), J. van Riemsdyk LW (G 16 A 23 PTS 39).

Washington Capitals

The job is not yet done for the Capitals entering the final three games of their regular season. Washington stays in pursuit of the home-ice advantage, which they could have at least in the first round of the playoffs. Currently, the team trails the Pittsburgh Penguins for the top spot in the East while also holding a two-point and three-point edge over the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders, respectively. The teams mentioned are also the teams that have already qualified for the postseason. Vowing to strive despite their shorthanded lineup, the Capitals continue to draw inspiration from different circumstances. It was once again on display during their emotional victory over the Rangers on Monday. Amidst a highly physical and fight-marred game against their rivals, Washington knew they had to come through and win it for T.J. Oshie, playing one day after announcing the death of his father. They delivered, and Oshie himself performed extremely well as he scored a hat trick to lead the team. 

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 15 A 38 PTS 53), J. Carlson D (G 10 A 34 PTS 44), A. Ovechkin LW (G 24 A 18 PTS 42).

Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Flyers

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.
Flyers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington.

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games against Philadelphia.
Washington is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.

Flyers vs Capitals Betting Picks

The Capitals are banged up but they won’t use it as an excuse to play a subpar performance on Friday. Instead, it will serve as an opportunity for the rest of the members of the team to step up and show their depth, which could be a crucial factor in their campaign in the playoffs. Back Washington in the top betting sites for NHL as they continue their quest to seize the No. 1 spot in the East. 

Score Prediction: Flyers 1, Capitals 3.