|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NHLLet's take a look at Thursday night's matchup between the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals. The game at the Verizon Center is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET, and will be televised on SportsNet. Currently, the Capitals are favored to win at home.
The Islanders are 26-16-3-3 SU and 21-27 ATS so far this season. They are 10-8-1-2 on the road, and 19 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 25 going UNDER. They are coming off of a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild, where they won as -103 home favorites. The total went OVER the 5 goal line set by the NHL betting oddsmakers in that one.
The Capitals are 35-9-3-1 SU and 25-23 ATS overall this year. They are 18-4-2-0 at home, and 20 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 20 going UNDER. They are coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, where they lost as -139 home favorites. The total went OVER the 5 goal line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.
New York is 8-3 against the Metropolitan Division, and 3-8 on Thursday night. They are 1-4 coming off of a win.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 games on Thursday, and UNDER in 11 of their last 16 against the Metropolitan Division. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 13 after a win, and UNDER in 13 of their last 22 games on the road.
Washington is 7-1 against teams with a winning record, and 4-1 against the Metropolitan Division. They are 21-6 at home against teams with a losing road record, and 20-7 on Thursday night. They are 41-17 at home, and 45-19 against the Eastern Conference. They are 37-16 overall lately.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games after one day of rest, and OVER in 6 of their last 7 at home against teams with a losing record on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 at home, and OVER in 9 of their last 13 games overall. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 12 against the Metropolitan Division, and OVER in 9 of their last 12 against the Eastern Conference.
Between these teams, the Islanders are 23-51-3 lately, and 10-27-2 when playing in Washington. The home team is 9-3 in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 meetings, and UNDER in 9 of their last 14 matchups in Washington.
They last met on January 7, 2016, when Washington won 4-1, and won as -110 road favorites. The total was set at 5 goals, resulting in a PUSH.
For Thursday night's matchup, betting odds list the Capitals as -1 ½ goal favorites. The over/under is set at 5 ½ goals. On the moneyline, New York is a +140, with Washington listed at -160.