Pick #1 – Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
The good news is NBA basketball is almost back. The better news is that will still get to hunt down betting value and tonight takes us to the NHL ice where we find the Washington Capitals (39-12-7) facing off against the Philadelphia Flyers (28-24-7) in a battle of two very strong teams which should get the offenses going tonight without issue. We are intrigued by this bet from its out set as we have watched the OVER total price go from a -135 to a -140 vig indicating the sharp money really likes the side we are seeing as well. In addition to positive line move Both teams OVER/UNDER combined record for the last 10 games is 2-10-8 so we should fully expect an extreme regression back to a .500 record in the upcoming games making the OVER play yet another great value spot to be in. The Washington Capitals produce 3.36 goals this year and the Philadelphia Flyers output is 2.61 goals so far giving us that comfortable side to be on where even the bottom averages get us to the OVER win in this scenario. These two teams have already met two times this year with both game totals hitting the 5 mark really highlighting just how often this bet gets us to where we need it to go. The Capitals starting goalie Braden Holtby has allowed three goals or more goals in his last three starts as well as has been taking considerable time off so its clear he is rusty and not stopping the attempts he needs which should set up a nice OVER play in what should be a paced up game. This bet is coming in currently at -140 so while we have to lay some juice its well worth it given all the favorable traction we are getting from the above stats break downs. The computer predicted outcome for this one is 5.2 so we get all factors in this one pointing in our favor so lets pick up a win in this very appealing NHL OVER play.
Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:05 PM
53 Washington Capitals -1½ +195 -150 Over 5 -140
54 Philadelphia Flyers +1½ -235 +130 Under 5 +120
53 Washington Capitals Over 5 -140
54 Philadelphia Flyers Under 5 +120
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 5 (2 Units)
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