NHL Game Preview - Islanders underdogs vs Capitals at Washington
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Odds
The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Islanders invade Verizon Center on Thursday.
This season the Capitals are 17-17-2 overall while the Islanders are 18-16-3. As for the totals, Washington is 15-18-3 on the OU, and New York is 21-15-1.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Capitals and the No. 15-rated Islanders in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.6% while the Islanders defense kills off 80.4% of their penalties.
New York was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Washington was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Islanders at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Washington is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing NY Islanders
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 6
Washington at Florida, Saturday, April 6