Islanders vs Capitals Prediction - NHL Picks 4/10/23

Washington Capitals (34-36-9) vs New York Islanders (41-30-9)

Game Info: Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals +135 / New York Islanders -160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders will play the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 41-30-9 this season after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-0 in their last game. New York was out shot by a total of 27-21 and won 66% of the face-offs in the game. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.95 goals per game, 2.63 goals against per game, 15.7% on the power play, and 82.1% on the penalty kill. Brock Nelson has led the Islanders with 34 goals, 39 assists, and 217 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for New York is Ilya Sorokin, who is 30-21-7 this season with a 2.33 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. 

Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals are 34-36-9 this season after they lost to the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Washington was out shot by a total of 37-24 and went 0-3 on the power play in the loss. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.06 goals per game, 3.15 goals against per game, 21.1% on the power play, and 82.6% on the penalty kill. Alex Ovechkin (day to day) has led the Capitals with 42 goals, 32 assists, and 290 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Washington is Darcy Kuemper, who is 21-26-6 this season with a 2.84 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. 


New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games played on one day of rest and 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Metro. The under is 5-1-1 in New York’s last 7 games. Washington is 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 7-19 in their last 26 games. The over is 10-3 in Washington’s last 13 games. The road team is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings. 


The Islanders come into this game on a two game winning streak and have out scored their opponents by a total of 10-1 in those two games. Washington has lost six games in a row and nine of their last ten, with six of those nine losses coming by at least two goals. The Islanders are making a push for a wild card spot and cannot afford to lose any points to finish out the season. I think we are going to see a dominating performance by the Islanders and I like them to win by at least two goals. 

David’s Pick Islanders -1.5

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