Wednesday Night’s Massive NHL Slate
Includes a Metropolitan Division battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals.
Let’s analyze this Eastern Conference showdown with the Flyers vs Capitals Betting Preview for Wednesday night.
Floundering Flyers Bit by Injury Bug
The Philadelphia Flyers are dealing with a ton of injuries and as result, the club is in the midst of an seven-game losing streak heading into this road contest with their division foes in the Washington Capitals.
Their most recent loss, a 5-2 blowout at home against the Calgary Flames, was a bit closer than the final score indicates, with two of those goals from Calgary coming via empty net chances late in the contest.
Forward Joel Farabee boosted his NHL Player Stats with his fourth goal of the season, which cut the Flames lead to 3-2 midway into the third period. Goalie Carter Hart played well, making 25 saves on 28 shots faced despite picking up his sixth straight loss.
With Forward Wade Allison and Defenseman Ryan Ellis joining the likes of Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk on the injured reserve, it’s going to be difficult for the Broad Street Bullies to pull themselves out of this recent skid.
Desperate Times in Washington D.C?
The Washington Capitals have been in a serious slump as of late, currently riding an 2-6-2 record in their last ten games heading into this home showdown with the Flyers vs Capitals betting preview.
The NHL injuries continue to mount for this Capitals squad, despite the return of forwards T.J. Oshie and Connor Brown on the horizon, the loss of defenseman Dmitri Orlov and forward Beck Malenstyn continue to test the thin depth of this lineup.
On Saturday, Washington was shutout 4-0 against the Colorado Avalanche, with former Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper taking the loss, despite making 25 saves on 29 shots faced. His replacement in Colorado, Alexandar Georgiev, blanked the Caps with 32 saves.
Flyers vs Capitals Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the Washington Capitals NHL odds to win as large favorites against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night priced in the range around -190 to -205.
Concluding Our Flyers vs Capitals Betting Preview: This is only the sixth game this hockey season where Washington has been favored, with the Capitals splitting their first six games in that role. For Philadelphia, it’s their 20th game of the season as an underdog, with the Flyers losing 12 of their first 19 games when lined at plus money.
The total for this contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Over around the pick’em range between -105 to -115.
Both teams have been hovering around the .500 mark with totals this season. Philadelphia is 9-9-1 while Washington is 9-10-1. The Flyers have gone Over the total in four of their last five games against Metropolitan Division opponents, but have gone Under in four of the last six meetings against the Capitals.Follow us on Twitter