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NHL Betting Preview - New York Islanders Underdogs vs Washington Capitals at Washington

Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Washington Capitals and the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Washington Capitals in this one found them earlier as -240 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2 win for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Islanders will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-10-4 this season, while the Capitals are 13-6-2. New York is 9-9-4 against the total, while Washington is 9-8-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Washington Capitals at No. 9 and the New York Islanders at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 12-ranked offense (2.71 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.05 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 15.62% rate while the Islanders have a 80.77% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Maple Leafs on November 26. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • NY Islanders is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Detroit, Sunday, December 4th
Washington at Tampa Bay, Saturday, December 3rd