Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders Metropolitan Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s NHL hockey betting action continues this Friday night with an interesting Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders contest. The Caps enter this evening’s contest riding a 2 game winning streak eager to build on their recent success. The Islanders on the other hand, will be vying to secure their standing atop the division. Without a doubt, this is one of the best matchups of the week. So what kind of turnout can sportsbook betting players expect tonight?
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders – Friday, March 1st
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Stream: Watch ESPN, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
The Capitals swim into this evening’s contest sporting a 36-21-7 record that ranks them 2nd in the Metropolitan. With a total of 79 points on the season, the Caps are but two points away from tying with the division leading New York Islanders. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s matchup will play a massive hand in shaping the top of the division. And seeing how Washington is 4-1 in their last 5, it’s safe to say they bring a ton of momentum into this contest.
Moreover, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are having a tough time sizing this contest up. All in all it’s safe to assume that the odds are predicting one heck of a contest on the ice tonight. Interestingly enough, both sides are 5-5 in their last 10 against one another. Having said that, it’s clear NHL hockey betting players will have a tough time predicting this rivalry.
Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (44 G, 30 A, 74 PTS.), Nicklas Backstrom (15 G, 45 A, 60 PTS.), and Evgeny Kuznetsov (17 G, 41 A, 58 PTS.).
New York Islanders
The Islanders step into this evening’s matchup flashing a 37-19-7 record that ranks them as the top dog in the Metropolitan. So far this seas, New York has amassed 81 points on the year. Since these two are so even against one another, we’re going to have to resort to the stats here. All in all the numbers predict a contentious matchup. This is because New York has a stellar defense but Washington has a crazy offense. At the present time Washington ranks 6th in scoring and 23rd in defense. Comparatively the Islanders rank 20th in scoring and No. 1 in the league in defense. Good luck predicting this one.
Players to Watch: Matthew Barzal (17 G, 35 A, 52 PTS.), Josh Bailey (14 G, 34 A, 48 PTS.), and Brock Nelson (20 G, 23 A, 43 PTS.).
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders Betting Predictions
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders matchup? All things considered, the Islanders are probably a better bet here. They have a tremendous defense and should be able to turn the tide in their favor at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 New York.