Islanders vs. Capitals Odds
WASHINGTON, DC (TheSpread) – The Washington Capitals hope to begin their series with the New York Islanders on a good note today when the two meet in Game 1 at 7PM ET.
The Capitals were 45-26-11 on the season and 23-13-5 at home while the Islanders were 47-28-7 overall and 22-14-5 on the road. These two met four times during the regular season and the home team won all four meetings, with each team getting two wins. They also split the over/under in four meetings. In the long-term history, Washington has won six of its last nine against the Islanders and the two have hit the under in six of their last 10 meetings.
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Capitals are favored at home in this game, as Washington is getting a money line of -145 to win. The Islanders have been given odds of +125 to win this contest. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
The Capitals allowed just 203 goals this season while scoring 242. The Islanders had a great offense, posting 252 goals this year while allowing 230. The Islanders were just 3-6 in their last nine games of the season while hitting the over in four of their last six. The Capitals won five of their last seven entering the playoffs and they have hit the over in six of their last eight.