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NHL Game Preview - Islanders underdogs vs Capitals at Washington

New York IslandersWashington Capitals
April 4, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Odds

18-16-3TEAM RECORD17-17-2

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.

View NY Islanders vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -126 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Capitals and the No. 15-rated Islanders in this matchup.

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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

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 6
Washington at Florida, Saturday, April 6