Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-175) Flyers (+145)
The Philadelphia Flyers (15-26-10) will try to defeat the Washington Capitals (28-16-9) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Capitals at -175 while the Flyers open at +145. The total is set at 7.
The Washington Capitals will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-1 loss to the Rangers in their previous contest. Washington amassed 12 mins in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Capitals could have played much better offensively in the defeat. For the game, they finished 1 out of the 37 shots they launched.
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Washington Capitals opponents have amassed 145 power play tries (20th in the league) and have a total of 30 goals in those chances. The Capitals have had 1,532 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .904. Washington has taken 1,661 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When at even strength, the Capitals have conceded 117 goals while getting 145 of their own. Washington has tallied 159 power play opportunities and they have tallied 25 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 15.72%. For the season, they have recorded 65 points and their points % is .613. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 170 goals (9th in the league) for the year and have allowed 147.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has taken the ice for 61 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a record of 31-16-9 and he started in 59 games. Opponents have notched 147 goals versus Vanecek in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Vanecek has seen 1,641 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,494 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 3,421 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vanecek has accumulated 28 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .475.
In their last contest, Philadelphia went up against the Blues in an outing where the Flyers ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-1. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Flyers recorded 1 goal of the 26 shots on goal they took.
The Flyers have accumulated 108 goals at even strength and 21 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has put up 1,563 shots (17th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.25%, while allowing their opponents 1,721 shots. On the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are sitting with 129 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .392. They have earned 148 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.19%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.35% on the other teams 148 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have permitted 176 goals to be scored by of a combination of 141 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Carter Hart in net. The opposition is averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has surrendered 357 goals in total. Hart's quality start rate comes out to 50.8% and he has made 64 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 126 games and has played for a total of 7,396 mins. Hart is sitting with a career mark of 58-53-15 and has been in goal for 133 games. He has recorded 3,457 stops out of the 3,814 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-175)
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