Islanders vs. Capitals NHL Prediction

Islanders vs. Capitals, 4/27/21 NHL Predictions & Betting Odds

The Capitals have had the Islanders number of late but will they post another victory over New York on Tuesday night in Washington? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot

025 New York Islanders (-105) at 026 Washington Capitals (-115); o/u 5.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

New York Islanders DFS Spin

Ilya Sorokin coughed up six goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss against the Washington Capitals. Sorokin slips to 12-5-1 with a 2.25 goals-against average and .914 save percentage across his 18 starts. The 25-year-old Mezhdurechensk, Russia native allowed a career-high six goals, and he has lost two of his past three outings. It was his first-career appearance against the Caps, and as poorly as it went, you can expect Semyon Varlamov to be back in there for the next meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Washington Capitals DFS Spin

Alex Ovechkin (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's tilt against the New York Islanders. Ovechkin missed Saturday's game after leaving Thursday's game a bit early. While coach Peter Laviolette thinks it is a short-term injury, he says that it shouldn't affect his ability to play in the playoffs. "I don't think it's anything long term," Laviolette said. "I'm not sure if he'll be there tomorrow, but I don't think anyone needs to start getting worried about like the playoffs or anything like that" We will take that at face value. Ovechkin has 24 goals and 42 points in 43 games. Reserve him for now.

Islanders vs. Capitals NHL Prediction

The home team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the Capitals have won five of the last seven meetings versus the Islanders. The Caps are also 22-8 in their last 30 games overall, are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and are 15-6 in their last 21 games following a win. On the other side, the Islanders are 1-4 in their last five road games and are 1-5 in their last six games as a road dog.

NHL PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -115

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