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Washington Capitals host New York Islanders in hockey action


New York Islanders

Washington Capitals
6-5-3 November 05, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 7-7-0



Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to Verizon Center.

This season the Capitals are 7-7-0 overall while the Islanders are 6-5-3. As for the totals, Washington is 7-7 on the OU, and New York is 8-5-1.

View New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -157 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, New York was a 3-1 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on New York at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner at home against the Panthers. Bettors on Washington at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.14 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.64% rate while the Islanders have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Islanders at Capitals trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 7 games
NY Islanders is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders's last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games at home
Washington is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing NY Islanders


Next up:
New York at Hartford , Thursday, November 7th
Washington at Minnesota, Thursday, November 7th

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