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New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Online NHL Betting Breakdown

Posted by: Charlie Smith

This evening’s Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders matchup is a terrific way to end the online NHL betting week. The Capitals are vested in staving off the encroaching Pittsburgh Penguins at the top of the Metropolitan. Meanwhile, the Islanders are trying to see if they can make a compelling case for a Wild Card berth. Let’s take a look at what tonight’s 4 team parlay odds are predicting.

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals – Friday, March 16th

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

TV: NHL Network

Stream: NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Capitals -1½ (+150) 6 (-110) -200
Islanders +1½ (-170) 6 (-110) +170
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New York Islanders

The Islanders were unable to get the job done at home against Washington. Now they’re faced with the even more daunting task of facing the Caps on the road. All in all, the Islanders are 1-9 in their last 10. Having said that, it’s pretty clear New York has zero chances of winning this evening. Moreover, it’s looking like New York will be missing out on the playoffs this season. That makes it two straight seasons the Islanders have missed out on the season. Considering this is Doug Weight’s first season at the helm, he should be focused on getting better results next season.

Players to Watch: Mathew Barzal (18 G, 52 A, 70 PTS), John Tavares (31 G, 38 A, 69 PTS), and Josh Bailey (17 G, 48 A, 65 PTS).

Washington Capitals

After picking up a 7-3 win over the New York Islanders this past Thursday, the Capitals enter this matchup riding a 3-game win streak. That brings Washington’s record to 40-23-7 on the year, giving them 87-points overall. That total ties them with the Penguins for the lead in the Metropolitan. But more importantly, it gives them a 6-point lead over the 3rd-seeded Philadelphia Flyers. With the end of the season in sight, it’s clear Washington needs a good run to close out the year. It’s either that or risk missing out on the playoffs. As for tonight’s matchup, it’s pretty clear Washington will be coming out on top. After all, they just got done beating up on New York last night. Playing on home ice, online NHL betting players can expect Washington to deliver an even more decisive beating.

Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (42 G, 33 A, 75 PTS), Evgeny Kuznetsov (21 G, 48 A, 69 PTS), and John Carlson (13 G, 43 A, 56 PTS).

Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders Betting Predictions

Trends

  • NY Islanders is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 Games
  • NY Islanders is 1-9 SU in its last 10 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 Games
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 Games
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Games at Home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last9 Games at Home
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders Picks

There’s only one way to bet this evening and it’s Washington. Washington is 4-2 in their last 6 and should have no problem picking up this win at home. The odds are somewhat steep on the money line, so bettors might want to consider taking the TOTALS this evening. Sign up now to make this NHL wagering prediction!

Score Prediction: 8-2 Washington. The Caps put on a dazzling show at home and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER.

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