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NHL Game Preview - Capitals underdogs vs Islanders at New York

Washington CapitalsNew York Islanders
March 9, 1:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Odds

10-11-1TEAM RECORD10-11-3

Washington pays a visit to New York on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Islanders bats in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

New York will face the 10-11-1 Capitals. In totals betting, the Islanders are 14-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Capitals are 9-12-1 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-121 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Islanders) and the No. 23 (Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 23.1% rate while the Capitals have a 76.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Capitals were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -115 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Capitals at Islanders trends to consider:
Washington is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 9 games at home
NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
NY Islanders are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to NY Rangers, Sunday, March 10
NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 10