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Washington Capitals at New York Islanders Betting Odds Preview with Pick

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Washington Capitals at New York battle on Thursday at Barclays Center as the Islanders try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Washington Capitals in this one, they Capitals listed earlier today as of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.5-2.3 win for the Capitals on Thursday. 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 New York Islanders sport a record of 22-13-5 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Capitals sit at 29-7-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-22-3 for the Islanders and 14-19-6 for the Capitals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated New York Islanders and the No. 1-ranked Washington Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 8-ranked offense (2.83 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.18 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 18.75% rate while the Capitals have a 84.21% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as -117 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Stars on January 03. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Saturday, January 9th
New York at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 9th