New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals - 1/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Washington Capitals at New York Islanders

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Nycb Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Co)

WAS -120 O:U 5.5

TV: ESPN+

The Washington Capitals head to Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Islanders on Saturday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Washington Capitals are coming off of a two-game winning streak, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils in their previous game. The Capitals have gone on a two-game winning streak as well as a two-game losing streak in their last four games.

The Capitals are 31-11-5 on the season and are on top of the Metropolitan Division with 67 pints. The Capitals are led by their superstar Alex Ovechkin, who leads the team in goals, Defender John Carlson, who leads the team in points and assists, and Goaltender Braden Holtby, making the Capitals one of, if not the best team in the NHL. All three players were also voted to the All-Star Game this year, and Alex Ovechkin was voted as one of the four captains for the All-Star Game.

The New York Islanders are coming off of a loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders have lost three of their last five but did defeat the Red Wings 8-2 in their previous game before the Devils matchup.

The New York Islanders have had an outstanding season so far, resulting in a 25-12-3 record. The Islanders are third in the Metropolitan Division, falling one spot from second to third place, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have jumped the Islanders in the standings, and the Capitals are still at the top of the division.

Washington is 25-23 ATS this season
Capitals are 5-2 in their last seven overall.
New York is 21-25 ATS this season
Islanders are 21-8 in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference.

The New York Islanders got a win over the Washington Capitals a few weeks ago, right before the beginning of the year, and the Washington Capitals have been a little inconsistent than how they have been most of the season. However, I think that the Washington Capitals are you much better side here, and even though they have to play on the road, I still think that they win this game, but I do think that the New York Islanders put up a fight at home and make it close. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-3.
 

Joshua’s Pick Washington -120

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.