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Islanders can continue hot streak vs slumping Capitals

The suddenly hot New York Islanders will face off against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center tonight. The Islanders, who are 5-1 SU in their last six, look to continue their streak and make an excellent moneyline play, opening at +130.

Shark Bites
  • The Islanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Capitals.
  • The Islanders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • Alex Ovechkin has 1 goal in his last 8 games.

The Capitals have struggled to start the season and have yet to find their winning groove. The reigning Presidents’ Trophy winners are 2-5 SU in their last seven games and 1-4 SU at home, a place they dominated at last year with a 32-7 SU record.  If Caps backers still want to ride their -1.5 puckline (opening at +225) for this matchup, consider that Washington is 2-10 ATS at home in its last 12 dating back to last season. Something is not clicking for the Capitals this year and with all that talent, they’re a hard team for bettors to back.

The Islanders are on a roll in the last two weeks, going 6-2 SU in eight games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine. New York captain John Tavares is on fire in his last five, scoring nine goals. And if Tavares scores, it usually means good things for the Islanders. When the former No. 1 overall pick lights the lamp, the Islanders are 5-0 SU and ATS in five games.

The total opened at 5.5 and bettors should consider the OVER for this matchup. The total has gone OVER in eight of 12 games for the Capitals this season while the total has gone OVER in the Islanders’ last six games. Opening at -110, the OVER is providing decent value and would make a great wager.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Washington Capitals in this one found them earlier as -152 favorites on the NHL moneyline at Bet365. Betting the OVER/UNDER total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 4.3-1.5 result in favor of the Islanders today. 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

Washington will face the 7-4-1 Islanders. In totals betting, the Capitals are 8-4 in OVER/UNDER betting so far this season while the New York Islanders are 7-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 8 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 20 at 3.17 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 22.22% while the Islanders defense kills off 77.5% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Golden Knights. They won as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Flames. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders' last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
  • Washington is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Colorado, Sunday, November 5
Washington at Boston, Saturday, November 4