Capitals vs. Islanders - 11/28/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (16-6-0) at Washington Capitals (9-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -115 / New York Islanders +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSNB
The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals play Friday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The New York Islanders have won 10 of their last 11 games and remain an offensive machine. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and have eight goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have scored a power play goal in three of their last five games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Brock Nelson leads New York with 10 goals, Kyle Okposo has 14 assists and John Tavares has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in four of their last five games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 33 goals on 426 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 25 goals on 222 shots. This is the Islanders eight road game this month.
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The Washington Capitals have lost four of their last six games and are looking for some consistency. The Capitals are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have a pp goal in four of their last eight games and have won six of their last nine games when scoring three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 11 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 16 assists and Marcus Johansson has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in six of their last seven games. Braden Holtby has allowed 35 goals on 410 shots and Justin Peters has given up 19 goals on 161 shots faced.
The Islanders are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Islanders are 9-22-2 in the last 33 meetings in Washington and 19-44-3 in the last 66 meetings overall.
The Washington Capitals need a win to get back on track and there's no better time to do that than against an Islanders team they've owned over the years. Give me Washington at home and the cheap price.