Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals 3/4/17 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 3/3/2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +225 and the Capitals at -275. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Philadelphia comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 29-26-7 and on the road they have a record of 11-16-3. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 163 goals and given up 188 goals for a point differential of -25. The Flyers have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-33 and an over/under record of 27-28-8. Washington shows up with a record of 42-13-7 including 26-5-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 208 goals and surrendered 134 for a goal differential of +74. The Capitals have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-20 while their over/under record sits at 26-24-13.
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Wayne Simmonds has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 27 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Claude Giroux has averaged 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 155 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Steve Mason has 17 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,132 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1,022 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Marcus Johansson has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 21 goals this season with 99 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 17.2 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 27 goals on 230 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 32 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,271 shots against him and has given up 90 goals. He has made 1,181 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Flyers have 65 total points this season. They have scored 161 goals while giving up 187 goals. They have had 211 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Flyers have allowed 188 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.30% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have a total of 91 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 181 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 208 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Flyers have a total of 207 goals scored while they've given up 134 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.20%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 52.4% as they've attempted 3,806 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,464 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53% as they have 2,771 attempts while they've given up 2,461 shots on the defensive end. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 55.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.1% for the season. They have 1,926 face off wins compared to 1,798 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.7%. On defense has 1,586 hits and they've blocked 1,003 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,468 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,344 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,576 shots while they've given up 2,508 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 1,818 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,832 face off losses. On defense has blocked 836 shot attempts and they have 1,328 hits as a unit.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 24-33 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 27-28-8 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 42-20 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 26-24-13 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/01/17 LW Michael Raffl Lower Body out indefinitely
02/27/17 D Brandon Manning Suspension expected to miss 2 games
02/06/17 C Travis Konecny Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/02/17 RW T.J. Oshie Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Philadelphia
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -275
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