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New York Islanders Host Washington Capitals in NHL Betting Action

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Barclays Center on Thursday as the host New York Islanders battle the Washington Capitals in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the New York Islanders in this one found them earlier as 100 underdogs on the NHL money line 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.

A 3-2.8 result in favor of the Islanders is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Islanders sit at 30-19-6 on the season; in comparison, the Washington Capitals are currently 41-10-4. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 23-28-4 OU, and Washington is 23-21-11 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

The New York Islanders sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Capitals sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 2.93 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.29 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 19.88% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.63% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -127 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Red Wings on February 15. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 10 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 20th
New York at New Jersey, Friday, February 19th