New York Islanders at Washington Capitals Matchup 4/6/19

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Facing each other for the fourth and final time this season, the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals conclude their seasons at Capital One Arena for a divisional matchup. This one gets started at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6 and it can be watched live on NBC Sports Washington.

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals Odds

Playing the role of favorites will be the Islanders (-120), whereas the Capitals are dogs showing moneyline odds of +100,, and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under). Earning moneyline bettors 7.8 units, Washington is 48-33 straight up (SU) overall in the 2018-19 season. That winning percentage, the NHL’s fourth-best so far this season, is right in line with what the team produced during last year’s regular season (49-33). Through 81 regular season outings, 41 of its games have gone over the total, while 37 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team’s 24-16 SU at home this year. The Capitals have converted on 20.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.8 percent of all penalties. With a .911 save percentage and 27.7 saves per game, Braden Holtby (32-27-7) has been the best option in goal for Washington this year. If Washington chooses to give him the night off, however, the team might go with Pheonix Copley (17-9-9 record, .904 save percentage, 2.94 goals against average). On the visitors’ side of the ice, New York is 47-34 straight up (SU) and has earned 16.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. A total of 49 of its games have gone under the total, while 27 have gone over and just five have pushed. The Islanders are 23-17 SU as the visiting team this season. The Islanders have converted on just 14.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 23rd overall and it’s successfully defended 79.3 percent of all penalties. Robin Lehner (26.7 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for New York. Lehner has 25 wins, 20 losses, and five OT losses to his credit, while registering a .928 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average this year.

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Islanders, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Capitals are 4-1 in games decided by shootout. The Islanders are 5-5 in shootouts.
  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone under in three of their past five games.
  • Six of Washington’s last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 4-2 overall in those games.
  • New York skaters have dished out the eighth-most hits in the league (24.8 per game).