Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs. Islanders NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(29-13-4) Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (29-13-4)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Caps +104 | Islanders -114
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Islanders -1.5 (+210)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
This is going to be a great game.
The top two teams in the East Division face off tonight, and the winner of this game will take sole possession of first place. However, the Capitals rely on their elite offense while the Islanders rely on their elite defense.
So, what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immoveable object? Let’s dive in and find out.
The Capitals are furious that they dropped their last game to the Bruins. Boston lit Washington up for six goals, and the Capitals lost their spot at the top of the division.
Getting lit up for goals is the big problem for Washington this year. The Capitals have just the 19th-best defense in the NHL, as they’ve allowed over three goals per game and 141 total goals.
It’s why they are one of the biggest over teams in the league. The Capitals are 28-16-2 to the over this season, and it’s hit in five straight Washington games.
But that’s what happens when you combine an overpowering offense with overwhelmingly questionable defense.
New York Islanders
Take everything I wrote about the Capitals and flip it upside down—now you have the Islanders.
The Islanders boast the second-best defense in the NHL and have allowed the fewest goals in their division. Moreover, they are just 17-27-2 to the over this season and the under has hit in seven of the last nine Islander games.
The big storyline of the Islanders awesome season is their play at home. At the Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders are 19-2-2 this season, which is by far the best record in the NHL and the only reason they’re in position to win this division.
Because in games away from home, the Islanders are just 10-11-2.
Free Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction:
These teams are polar opposites of each other and it’s near impossible to cap this game. However, there is one particular stat that points us to where the value lies:
The Islanders home dominance. The Isles cannot lose when they are in Uniondale, and they haven’t against the Capitals this season. Washington and New York have played five games this season, and every time the home team won.
Therefore, I’m expecting the home team to win this game, too.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Islanders ML
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