Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Islanders NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(25-9-4) Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (24-10-4)
Date: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +110 / -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The New York Islanders are another dark horse team who are fundamentally strong enough to spring some upsets come the playoffs and they have a lot of the qualities which very well could slow down this Capitals potent attack.
The Washington Capitals can no longer be ignored in terms of Stanley Cup contenders, as they have the best goal scorer of all time absolutely humming and have gone 16-3 in their last 19 games which now has them in first place in their division.
The offensive statistic for this team are crazy, as they are scoring 3.42 goals per game and are converting their extra man opportunities at a rate of nearly 25% which is clearly making up for some of their short comings in terms of the defense.
Alex Ovechkin is not leading this team in points though, as those honors go to Nicklas Backstrom who is having a great season and has even found his scoring touch a bit this year with 13 goals and 26 helpers.
Vitek Vanecek is the unconfirmed starter for this game and although he does not have crazy good stats he is no doubt a big reason why the Capitals are where they are, as he has routinely stolen games for this team and they will absolutely need him to continue to play at a high level in order to compete with the other teams for the cup.
New York Islanders
The Islanders come into this contest off of the back of 2 straight wins including a pretty crazy 8-4 victory over this Washington Capitals team, so they will know they have the ability to beat this team and will no doubt be highly motivated to repeat that result.
The Islanders play much better defense than the Capitals do as well, allowing only 2.34 goals per game with a lot of that coming down to the play of their goalie Semyon Varlamov who has a save percentage of .919% this year. Do watch out though, as the coaching staff might decide to go with the back up here in order to give Varlamov a rest, as they look to get him ready for he postseason.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win.
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Capitals are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Capitals are 22-8 in their last 30 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Capitals are 35-17 in their last 52 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Islanders are 3-9 in their last 12 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Capitals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York.
Free Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction:
This should be a very closely contested game, but I just feel like the Washington Capitals are too hot right now to turn down the +110 price that we are getting here. The Islanders do play pretty decent defense, but this Capitals offense can go off against anyone, and I am willing to trust them to get the job done mainly because of this price, as I would have had the Capitals as favorites here.
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