Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 2/17/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center. The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing 16 of their last 18 games.

The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 31 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 33 assists and John Carlson has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has given up 52 goals on 610 shots faced, and IIya Samsonov has allowed 71 goals on 755 shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Philadelphia with 17 goals, Claude Giroux has 21 assists and Travis Konecny has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 92 goals on 1,017 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 56 goals on 565 shots.

The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Flyers are 2-7 in their last 9 home games and 18-38 in their last 56 overall. The over is 4-1 in Capitals last 5 Thursday games. The over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The Capitals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The Washington Capitals have been a tricky team to figure out, but there’s no doubt they’re the better tea here, have won four straight on the road, and they’ve had little issues with the Flyers in the past. The Philadelphia Flyers are a club that just can’t get out of their own way as the losses keep piling up, and playing at home hasn’t helped much. Give me the Caps and the PL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green