Washington Capitals at New York Islanders - 4/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Islanders (24-10-4) vs Washington Capitals (25-9-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
Betting Odds: New York Islanders -117 / Washington Capitals +103 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 19 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 26 assists and John Carlson has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 35 goals on 336 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 67 goals on 723 shots.
The New York Islanders look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Islanders are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with 13 goals, Nick Leddy has 24 assists and Jordan Eberle has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 58 goals on 714 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 28 goals on 324 shots.
The Capitals are 10-3 in their last 13 road games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Islanders are 21-7 in their last 28 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The over is 4-1 in Capitals last 5 overall. The over is 12-3-1 in Islanders last 16 home games. The Capitals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York. The underdog is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Washington Capitals in the underdog role with the way they're playing right now is hard to pass up, as you're getting arguably the hottest team in the league at plus money. With that said, the New York Islanders are just one of those teams I blindly back most nights and it takes a lot for me to get off them. I just trust the Islanders, and they continue to cash tickets, especially on their home ice. The Islanders also lit up the Capitals for eight goals last week. Give me the Islanders and the cheap price.