Capitals vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/8/2020
Game: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-125) Flyers (+113)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (22-15-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Washington Capitals (29-9-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The odds on this matchup have the Capitals coming in at -125 and the Flyers are at +113. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Capitals cover 65.0% of the time, having gone 26-14 SU. Philadelphia is covering 47.4% of the time, going 18-20 straight up.
The Washington Capitals step onto the ice holding a record of 29 wins and 9 losses, putting them at 1st in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 152 goals which ranks them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +25, putting them at 4th in the NHL. The Capitals have compiled a total of 63 points, which ranks them 1st in the NHL and 1st in the Eastern Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,366 which ranks them 7th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Washington has earned a total of 973 hits which means they are averaging 22.6 per contest. They have compiled a total of 476 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Washington is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has played 1,726 minutes protecting the goal for the year. Holtby is conceding an average of 2.99 goals per game which has him ranking 18th in the East and 39th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 86 goals. His save % is .902 which has him ranking 21st in the East.
The Washington Capitals had a good night with a 5 - 4 win against the San Jose Sharks in their last contest. The Capitals had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. In this game, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 29 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Washington racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Capitals sat at 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 50 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 39, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.3%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 60.7% and they had a PDO of 111.5 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks racked up 29 shots. They had a total of 4 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Flyers will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 22 victories and 15 losses. In connection with goal differential, they sit 9th in the East and 16th in the league with +5. They have a total of 129 goals for the year which has them sitting at 10th in the conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .898 which currently has them ranked 24th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% ranking them 9th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an average season by giving up 2.61 GAA and that places him 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,519 minutes he has played this year, he has allowed 66 goals. He has a save % of .905, which has him ranking 18th in the Eastern Conference and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Flyers ended up losing by a score of 6 - 2. In this matchup, Philadelphia wound up with a 61.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 47 and their opponent having a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.0% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Coyotes earning a 24 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 83.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 67.1%. The Flyers converted 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Coyotes had 5 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Philadelphia allowed 22 shots on goal and the Coyotes had 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+113)
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