Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders - 2/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New York Islanders at Washington Capitals
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
WAS -179 O:U 6
The New York Islanders go to Washington, D.C., to take on the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Center on Monday. The New York Islanders are coming off of a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, which snapped a two-game winning streak the Islanders were on, defeating the Los Angeles Kings in their previous game as well as the Dallas Stars. The Islanders have won three of their previous five games recently.
The New York Islanders have had a decent season so far, resulting in a 31-16-6 record. The Islanders are fourth in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders are led by Mathew Barzal, who leads the team in points with 44 points. The New York Islanders do not have a great offense, as they are 22nd in goals scored but have a great defense, ranking fourth in the NHL in goals allowed.
The Washington Capitals are coming off of a massive loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, losing the match 7-2, putting in one of their worst defensive performances of the season. The Capitals have only won two of their last five games.
The Capitals are 36-14-5 on the season and are on top of the Metropolitan Division with 77 points. The Capitals are led by their superstar Alex Ovechkin, who leads the team in goals, while Defender John Carlson leads the Capitals in points and assists. The Capitals have scored the third-most goals in the NHL, largely due to Ovechkin's talent, and the Capitals are 13th in goals allowed.
New York is 24-29 ATS this season
Islanders are 1-4 in their last five vs. Eastern Conference.
Washington is 29-26 ATS this season
Capitals are 5-2 in their last seven vs. Eastern Conference.
The Metropolitan Division is such a competitive division, as the third place to the sixth place teams are all just two points apart. However, when looking at the Metropolitan Division there is a clear elite team in that division that separates themselves above the rest and has been the best team for a while, that team is the Washington Capitals. I think that the Washington Capitals continue to show their dominance in the division with a big win against the Islanders. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-1.