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Washington Capitals host New York Islanders in hockey action

New York Islanders

Washington Capitals
21-28-8 February 04, 2014, 07:30 PM | Verizon Center 25-22-9

New York pays a visit to Washington on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Capitals snipers in hockey action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals currently sport a record of 25-22-9. The Islanders are 21-28-8. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 27-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Islanders have gone 32-24-1 against the number.

View New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -147 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Capitals - Islanders odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 13.

The Islanders were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -114 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11-ranked offense (2.93 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.35 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.15% rate while the Islanders have a 76.79% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York home to Calgary, Thursday, February 6th
Washington home to Winnipeg, Thursday, February 6th