the Washington Capitals (23-16-6) fulfill the New York Islanders (23-18-3) Monday at the UBS Arena for the 1st of 4 regular season meetings. Puck Drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Capitals vs Islanders Oddsand meet our expert NHL tips and predictions.
The Capitals were defeated in a home-and-home set against the unassuming Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday (5-3) and Saturday (3-1). The Under is 3-1 for the Caps in their last 4 games.
The Islanders clinched a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, earning them a four-game loss. The Under has been 5-0 in the last 5 games for the Isles while it has been 7-1-2 in the last 10 games.
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Capitals to the islanders’ quotas
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- Money line (ML): Capitals -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Islanders -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL)/Against the Spread (ATS): uppercase +1.5 (-280) | Islanders -1.5 (+200)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -110 | B: -110)
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Capitals at Islanders projected goalies
Darcy Kumper (12-11-4, 2.54 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 4 SO) vs. Ilya Sorokin 15-14-2, 2.25 GAA, 0.927 SV%, 3 SO)
Kuemper allowed 7 goals on 60 shots in back-to-back losses against the Flyers, but he’s still a respectable 2-2-1 with 2.80 GAA and 0.909 SV% with one shutout in 5 starts in January.
Sorokin allowed a single goal in 23 shots in Saturday’s win against the Habs. He has conceded 3 or fewer goals in 5 of his 6 appearances in January to go with a 2-3-1 record with a sparkling 2.17 GAA and 0.929 SV%.
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Capitals at Islanders picks and predictions
Islanders 3, Capitals 2
the ISLANDERS (-115) are considered the slight favorites on the local ice.
The Capitals have been pretty toothless on offense in their last 4 games, scoring just 7 goals overall (1.8 goals per game). The good news is that Washington also conceded 3 or fewer goals in 3 of those games, so it won’t be easy if you support New York.
Puck Line/Against the Scatter
The Capitals +1.5 (-280) will cost you more than 2 1/2 times your potential return in what should be a close game. It’s just way too expensive for too much risk and not enough reward.
BELOW 5.5 (-105) is worth a look as Washington recently had a power outage on offense and both teams have been playing pretty well defensively lately.
The Under has led the Caps 8-2 in their last 10 Metropolitan Division games while conceding 8-3 in their last 11 against winning teams.
The Under has been a perfect 5-on-5 in their last 5 games for the Islanders, while going 5-0-2 in their last 7 on home ice and 5-0-1 in their last 6 against teams with an aggregate record.
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