Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/4/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+140) Capitals (-155)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (38-20-7, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Capital One Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (40-19-6, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The Capitals open this contest at -155 while the Flyers are priced at +140. The total is set at 6.5. The Flyers cover 55.0% of the time, having gone 33-27 SU. The Capitals cover 59.0% of the time, going 36-25 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 38 victories and 20 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 215 goals which puts them at 7th in the conference and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +30, which is good for 4th in the league. The Flyers currently have a total of 83 points, which puts them at 6th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,045 which puts them at 9th in the East and 17th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 1,321 hits which means they are averaging 20.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 673 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has totaled 2,179 mins minding the goal for the season. Hart is giving up an average of 2.51 GAA which has him sitting 8th in the East and 13th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 91 goals. He's earned a save % of .909 which has him sitting 17th in the East.
The Philadelphia Flyers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 3 win over the New York Rangers in their last contest. The Flyers had a good offensive outing in the win. While out there on the ice, they converted 5 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. They also had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 3 goals out of those attempts. Philadelphia ended up with a total of 12 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 24 and the Corsi against was 46 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 34.3%. Their Fenwick was 19 while the Fenwick against was 36, which earned them a rate of 34.5%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 55.6% and they had a PDO of 106.7 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New York Rangers racked up 26 shots. They had a total of 20 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 6 power play attempts.
The Capitals are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 40 wins and 19 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the NHL with +25. They have a total of 222 goals for this season which ranks 3rd in the East. Washington has a team save % of .900 which currently has them ranked 22nd in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% putting them at 3rd in the East. In net for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a tough campaign by allowing 3.12 goals per game and that places him 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 54th in the NHL. In the 2,558 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 133 goals. His save % is .898, which places him at 29th among Eastern Conference goalies and 57th in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals squared up with the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Capitals notched a victory by a score of 4 - 3. For this matchup, Washington earned a 45.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 45 while the opposition had a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick rate was 47.4% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Wild earning a 40 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 108.6 and their percentage of oZS was 42.9%. The Capitals netted 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Wild had 4 power play chances and went on to score 2 goals. Washington gave way to 40 shots on goal and the Wild had a total of 15 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-155) and under the total goals
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