Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Islanders NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(30-13-4) Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (29-13-5)
Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +115/-135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Islanders -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The New York Islanders are in a very similar position as their opponents this Saturday, and they will look to avenge the loss they suffered in the first game of this two game series with the Caps.
Although the Capitals were unable to score a regulation goal in that game with the Islanders they should be very happy that they did not concede a goal against a decent offense, as the blueline has been an issue at times for the Capitals here in 2021.
At the end of the day though, this Capitals team both lives and dies by the sword, as they give up nearly 3 goals per game, but also score nearly 3.5 goals per game of their own and if the Caps are to make a deep run it will no doubt be off the back of what might be the most electric offense in all of hockey.
As the days continue to tick by it looks more and more likely that Alexander Ovechkin is going to catch Wayne Gretzky for goals, as the Russian is having another incredible season and already has bagged himself 24 goals despite missing some time earlier in the year.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have a very similar record as the Capitals, but they have gotten the job done in a much different fashion, as they focus on good goal-tending and fundamental defense in order to pick up wins, as they only allow 2.23 goals per game and that is a recipe for success.
They are not without their offensive stars though, as Jordan Eberle has 15 goals on the season which represents a great tally for him given his previous few seasons and Matthew Barzal is another guy to keep an eye out for as he has been a great distributor of the puck coming into this game with 25 assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Capitals are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Capitals are 21-8 in their last 29 overall.
- Capitals are 9-4 in their last 13 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Capitals are 14-6 in their last 20 games following a win.
- Capitals are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in New York.
Free Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction:
The Washington Capitals just have way more weapons and I think their offense can over power the Islanders blue line despite what happened in that last game. It should be a tight game between two excellent teams, but the current price on Washington at +115 is just too tempting, as this should be closer to a 50/50 proposition so I certainly see some line value there.
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