New York Islanders (29-14-5) at Washington Capitals (31-13-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals -115 / New York Islanders -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Tuesday night.
The New York Islanders will look to bounce back from a 6-3 loss to the Capitals in their last matchup. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 39 points including 13 goals and a team-high 26 assists while Jordan Eberle has 31 points with 15 goals and 16 apples and J-G Pageau’s got 28 points with 14 goals and 14 assists this season. Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy each have 20+ assists on the year while Brock Nelson’s got a team-high 26 points with 16 goals this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.8 goals on 29 shots with an 18.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 28 shots against with an 83.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The Washington Capitals will try to build on their win over the Islanders in their last matchup. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps in scoring with 48 points including 14 goals and a team-high 34 assists while Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson each have 42 points with Ovi logging a team-high 24 goals with 178 shots on goal while Carlson’s got ew assists on the year. TJ Oshie had 38 points with 17 goals and 21 assists while Tom Wilson and Anthony Mantha each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season and Evgeny Kuznetsov has 28 points with 19 assists on the year. As a team, Washington is averaging 3.5 goals on 28.7 shots with a 26.7% success rate on the PP while allowing 3 goals on 29.2 shots with an 82.5% success rate on the PK this season.
New York is 19-9 in their last 28 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games overall. Washington is 22-8 in their last 30 games overall and 8-3 in their last 11 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made either way here as this the game of the night on the board in my opinion. With that said, the value here is on the Capitals as they’re playing the better hockey right now and while both teams have picked up wins as of late, the Caps have won 6 of their last 8 while The Isles have lost 4 of 6 and 5 of 8. I’ll take my chances with the Capitals at home here.