The New York Islanders will try to pay out as an underdog on the NHL betting lines at the online sportsbooks for the second straight game on Friday night as they face the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of their first-round series.
The Islanders knocked off the Capitals 4-1 as road underdogs on the NHL odds in the opener of the series on Wednesday night, getting two goals from Brock Nelson and 24 saves from Jaroslav Halak in that victory. Marcus Johansson had the lone goal for the Capitals in the losing cause in Game 1.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you’re going with the Washington Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bodog) early today for Friday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Computer Prediction: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-2.6 result in favor of the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
45-27-11 Washington battles the Islanders, currently with a 48-28-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 38-41-4 for the Capitals and 38-42-3 for the Islanders. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New York injuries news.
This game puts the Washington Capitals, most recently No. 1 in the Odds – VSB
NHL Power Rankings, up against the New York Islanders, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.
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How New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Stats Match Up
Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 6-ranked offense (2.93 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25.1% rate while the Islanders have a 78.08% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds Trends
NY Islanders is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 11 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Washington, Sunday, April 19th