Money Line Pick
Washington hosts Metropolitan rival Philadelphia in a very important clash, as the Flyers have been the hottest team in the NHL. The Capitals haven’t quite been in rhythm lately, and it has resulted in six losses in their last 10 games. The effort has been there but Washington has struggled to show up against teams well below playoff contention. The Flyers are coming off back-to-back impressive wins against the Rangers, and have closed within three points of the Capitals for the division lead. Capital One Arena is the perfect environment for this huge clash, and that should benefit Washington, but when these teams last met, Philadelphia cruised to a 7-2 victory on the same ice. Therefore leaning the Flyers with momentum is the right move.
Over Under Pick
Two of the most explosive offensive teams are bound to make an impact as the Flyers and Capitals take to the ice at Capital One Arena. Philadelphia made that an understatement in their most recent meeting as the Flyers cruised to a 7-2 victory. But the two prior meetings didn’t even reach the six-goal mark. Both teams are very capable of reaching six goals, but the confidence in reaching a seven-goal mark just isn’t there. Take the under with some confidence.