The Philadelphia Flyers have soared over the past month. After a 5-0 loss to the cellar-dwelling New Jersey Devils on Feb.6, the Flyers were a team on the outside of the playoffs looking in. Since then, the Flyers have won nine of eleven and are three points out of the lead in the Metropolitan Division.
Across the state, it’s been a different story for the sinking Pittsburgh Penguins. Feb. 20 marked the start of a six-game losing skid during which they were thoroughly dominated 24-8. The Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators on March 3 with a score of 7-3 to get back into the win column.
The skid proved costly. In the span of ten days, the Penguins went from first place in the Metropolitan Division to fifth in the Eastern Conference.
With a playoff push in full effect, online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania have plenty of hockey action to offer.
Flyers odds boosts
The Flyers have 17 games remaining on their schedule. They take their season high six-game winning streak to Washington on Wednesday to take on the Metro-division leading Capitals.
FanDuel odds boost:
- Kevin Hayes to score a goal and the Flyers to beat Capitals boosted from +370 to +450
- T.J. Oshie to score a goal and the Capitals to beat the Flyers boosted from +180 to +225
DraftKings odds boost:
- Flyers, Avalanche, and Coyotes all to win boosted from +560 to +610
FOX Bet odds boost:
- Flyers to win 2-0, 4-1 or 5-3 boosted from +1000 to +1100
- Capitals to win 3-1, 4-2. or 5-2 boosted from +375 to +450
- Alexander Ovechkin to score 2 or more goals boosted from +400 to +500
BetRivers Wednesday specials:
- Flyers, Flames and Ducks all to win: “yes” +1225
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals betting information
Betting information for the Flyers vs. Capitals from DraftKings:
Puck line: Flyers +1.5
Total goals: Over/under 6.5
Moneyline: Flyers +133, Capitals -155
- The Flyers have covered the puck line 61.5% of the time this season; the Capitals, 49.2%.
- The Capitals have an 0-3 puck line record against the Flyers this season.
- The Capitals have a 16-2-1 over/under record after a win, when playing at home this season.
- Twelve of the Flyers last 13 road games have gone over the total goals line.
- As an underdog, the Flyers cover the puck line 69.4% of the time. As a favorite, the Capitals cover 38% of the time.
As the odds and specials become available for upcoming Penguins games, we will update them here.
Pittsburgh Penguins next three games:
March 5: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres
March 7: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
March 8: Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
FanDuel adds in-app live streaming of NHL Games
FanDuel started live streaming NHL games within its app on March 2. The online sportsbook plans to show up to two live streams each day throughout the NHL regular season.
It’s a part of a new partnership with IMG Arena which recently obtained the rights to give legal sports betting operators live streams of certain out-of-market NHL games. Sorry Penguins and Flyers fans, you won’t be able to watch the PA teams in the FanDuel app. Blackouts apply to local teams and national broadcasts.
How to watch NHL games on FanDuel:
- You must be in a state like Pennsylvania or New Jersey where legal sports betting is available
- Login into FanDuel
- Click on the “live” tab, then the “watch live” icon next to the NHL game
- If you have a funded FanDuel account (i.e. there is money in your FanDuel account) or placed a wager on the event, you’ll be able to view the game.
Live streaming in a sports betting app might seem like a monumental leap in the new world of post-PAPSA sports betting but it’s common in Europe and around the world. FanDuel says in 2019, 56 million unique viewers around the world watched more than 10.5 billion minutes of IMG Arena content.
Live streaming a pro sport like the NHL is a first for FanDuel in the United States. Last year in New Jersey, users were able to view live European soccer and tennis.
The new live streaming feature only adds more fuel to FanDuel’s arsenal. FanDuel has led all PA sportsbook operators in handle and revenue since August. FanDuel’s $153 million handle represented about half of all mobile wagers placed in Pennsylvania in January.
Niall Connell, GM and SVP of FanDuel Group commented in the press release:
“As we continue to innovate and expand nationwide, the ability to further enhance the live game and live betting experience is increasingly important to our customers. Our goal is to become a one-stop-shop for all sports and betting content, and live streaming professional sports like hockey is one of the many ways we are reaching that goal.”