How to Bet on the Flyers at Capitals NHL Playoff Lines
It is certainly a fantastic achievement to end the NHL regular season with the best record, but it should be noted that it is no guarantee of playoff success. All told, only 8 teams have ever won the President’s Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season, which would suggest that the odds are stacked against the Washington Capitals heading into postseason play. That said, if any team can buck that trend, it would be the Capitals. They are a team that has an almost perfect balance between offense, defense, and special teams, making it tough to find any sort of weakness in their armor. Yes, a team may be able to steal a game or two from Washington, but is there really any team out there right now that can beat them in a 7-game series? The team that will be taking the first shot at that will be the Philadelphia Flyers, and they actually had a little bit of success against the Caps in the regular season. This looks one-sided, but you never can tell when the puck drops on the postseason. Be sure to check out for more NHL betting lines by clicking here.
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A Closer Look on How to Bet on the Flyers at Capitals NHL Playoff Lines & Game Info
Why Bet on the Philadelphia Flyers to Win the Series?
There is absolutely no pressure on the Flyers coming into this series, and that may make them a very dangerous proposition. There were not a lot of people who believed that Philly would even be in the playoffs, but they won some big games coming down the stretch, and are thoroughly deserving of their spot. Whether they can inflict any damage to the Capitals remains to be seen, but let’s not forget that the Flyers split the season series with the big guns. The two wins that the Flyers had over the Caps in the regular season came via OT, and you feel that their best chance of getting out of this series is to try and stay close in every game. Once things get to OT, you never know what might happen. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 GPG, and are giving up 2.6 GPG.
Why Bet on the Washington Capitals to Win the Series?
The Capitals are not a team that has a history of playoff success, and you have to go all the way back to the 1998 season, when they went to the Final, to find the last time they made it beyond the second round. This is a different Washington team, though, and they no longer just rely on Alexander Ovechkin and his goals coring exploits. The Caps were top 5 in all the major stats during the regular season, and appear to be a team devoid of any sort of glaring weakness. This is a team that is built for the playoffs, so make no mistake about it, they are the one to beat. The Caps are averaging 3.0 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG.
Expert Betting Pick and Series Prediction
This is a series that could very well be a sweep, but I do think Philly will manage to pick up a win on home ice. That said, I believe it will still be over early.
Capitals in 5.