Islanders vs Capitals NHL Spread

How To Bet On Islanders vs Capitals NHL Spread

Written by on April 4, 2016

The New York Islanders will take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday in a big Eastern Conference tilt. The Islanders are fourth in the Metropolitan Division with a 42-26-9 record. New York is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 93 points. For Washington, they are the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals have four games left to play this season, and hold a 55-17-6 record. Washington is coming off a loss on the road at Arizona, where they were shut-out. Find out the latest NHL betting odds here.

How To Bet On New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals NHL Spread

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016Where: WashingtonTV: MSG+ 2, CSN-DCRadio: Caps Radio 24/7NHL Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Capitals

The Washington Capitals are the second best scoring team in all of the National Hockey League. The Capitals are scoring 3 goals per game. The surprise this season has been how solid the Washington defense has been. The Capitals are just allowing 2.3 goals per game, which is the best in the league. The offense is anchored by Alex Ovechkin, who has scored 45 goals on the season. Evgeny Kuznetsov has 55 assists and 20 goals on the season. The Capitals have surpassed their point total of 101 by 15 so far this season.

Why Bet on the Islanders

The New York Islanders are looking to bounce back after a 5-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders are near the middle in both offense and defense. The Islanders are scoring 2.7 goals per game, and allowing teams to score 2.5 per game. New York has the second best penalty kill in the league; 84.8%. John Tavares, center leads the team with 61 points. 29 are goals, and 32 have been assists. The Islanders are going to fall a few games short of their 47 wins of a season ago.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The New York Islanders have the wrong team on their schedule to get this win they need to get. The Islanders are a team that can really score, but going against the tough Washington defense will be something that they will struggle with. The Capitals are just kind of cruising through games right now, which they certainly would like to change before the postseason begins. In the end, the Washington Capitals will win this game. Bet the Washington Capitals -152 over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

The final score prediction is Washington 4 and Islanders 1.