Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Washington vs. Islanders NHL Odds
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(44-24-12) Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (36-34-10)
Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: UBS Arena, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington OFF Islanders OFF (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington OFF Islanders OFF
NHL Betting Total: O/U OFF
In Washington’s 80 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 41-39 So far, the Capitals have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 27 of their 39 road games. On the season, the Washington Capitals have a per-game scoring differential of 0.44 When playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.85 goals.
As the Washington Capitals get set to take on the Islanders they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 46.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Capitals hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 2.93 goals, just 5 times.
In 5 on 5 situations, the Washington Capitals have a shooting percentage of 8.4%, placing them above the league average. Their shooting efficiency is a key reason for their offensive success as they are also generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate. According to advanced metrics that track the quality of a team’s shots, the Capitals have 5.8 fewer goals than expected. For the year, the team is averaging 6.48 high danger scoring chances per game.
New York Islanders
On the season, the Islanders are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 38-41. Even with an overall ATS record below .500, they have fared better at home, covering 20 of their 38 home games. On the season, the New York Islanders have a per-game scoring differential of -0.1. Things haven’t gone any better at home, as they losing home games by an average of -0.44 goals.
As the New York Islanders get set to take on the Capitals they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 1-4. During this stretch, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 41.0% of the scoring in these contests. Even though the team is not finding success in the win column, they come into this game playing well on offense. In their past five games, they have outscored their average of 2.75 goals per game 3 times.
In 5 on 5 situations, the New York Islanders have a shooting percentage of 7.9%, placing them above the league average. It has been important that the New York be efficient with their shots as they are generating scoring chances at a below-average rate. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Islanders should have at least 15.7 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 6.38 per game, compares favorably to other NHL Teams.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
- Capitals are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Metropolitan.
- Capitals are 42-15 in their last 57 games as a road favorite.
- Islanders are 12-5 in their last 17 vs. Metropolitan.
- Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
Free Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction
In terms of goalie play, the Islanders come in as the better unit, ranked 5th in the NHL in save percentage. Throughout the season, they have also been excellent in high-pressure situations, posting a save percentage of 85.52%. On the other side, the Capitals are just 16th in save percentage.
However, even with their strong goalie play, the Islander ranked just 21st in expected goals allowed. Look for Washington to pick up the road win.
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