Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Capitals NHL Odds
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(31-16-6) New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals (36-14-5)
Date: Monday, February 10th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington,
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Islanders 155 Capitals-190
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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History was put on hold as Alex Ovechkin was held without a point – let alone, two goals – as the Washington Capitals sustained their worst loss of the season.
Undaunted, Ovechkin will once again attempt to become the eighth member of the 700-goal club on Monday when the Capitals conclude their four-game homestand against the New York Islanders.
First-place Washington has lost three of its last five games entering Monday’s tilt versus the Islanders, who saw their five-game point streak (3-0-2) come to a halt after dropping a 3-1 decision to Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Former Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov fell to 2-6-1 in his last nine starts despite turning aside 27 shots in a hard-luck loss to the Lightning.
Stat to know: Capitals C Evgeny Kuznetsov, who tallied twice in a 4-3 loss to the Islanders on New Year’s Eve, has three goals in his last four games overall.
If you are thinking of placing a betting prediction on this match, continue reading for our detailed summary and our expert prediction at the end.
New York Islanders
Anthony Beauvillier carries a five-game point streak (three goals, three assists) into Monday’s contest after setting up Derick Brassard’s power-play goal in the third period against Tampa Bay.
Brassard, who is riding a three-game point streak (two goals, two assists), had an assist in New York’s last encounter with the Capitals.
New York C Brock Nelson has scored two of his team-leading 21 goals versus Washington this season. His linename New York C Mathew Barzal recorded two of his club-best totals in assists (26) and points (44) against Washington this season.
Semyon Varlamov should be the starting goalie in the game tonight. His stats up to this point on the season are: 16-9-4 W-L | 2.58 GAA | 0.915 SV% | 2 SO
Ovechkin recorded a hat trick in Washington’s 6-4 victory over New York on Jan. 18, an output that highlighted a 14-goal surge in a seven-game stretch that pushed his career total to 698 before Saturday’s 7-2 shellacking by Philadelphia.
On the backend, Carlson, the trendy Norris Trophy candidate, has notched three of his club-best 51 assists against the Islanders in 2019-20.
Braden Holtby has come under fire for his less-than-stellar results over the past two months, although defenseman John Carlson didn’t want to hear it after the former Vezina Trophy recipient was saddled for seven goals on 25 shots Saturday.
Braden Holtby should be the starting goalie in the game tonight. His stats up to this point on the season are: 20-11-4 W-L | 3.21 GAA | 0.893 SV% | 0 SO
NHL Betting Trends:
- Islanders are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Islanders are 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
- Capitals are 18-8 in their last 26 games as a favorite.
- Capitals are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Over is 5-0 in Islanders last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1-1 in Islanders last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 16-6 in Capitals last 22 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
This should be a really good game between two great hockey teams. I am excited to watch just to see if Ovechkin can make history. As for a prediction, it’s hard not to like the Capitals as clear favorites.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Capitals -1.5
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