Islanders vs Capitals Pick: Thursday January 28th

Islanders vs Capitals Pick: Thursday January 28th: The Islanders were out-hustled by an undermanned Capitals squad in their 3-2 loss on Tuesday and it’s simply unacceptable. Barry Trotz is not going to sit back and allow that to happen. There will be consequences. This team has the Capitals number when Ovy, Kuznetzov, Orlov, and Wilson are in the lineup. They love being the underdog. Well, with those guys out, they are the moneyline favorites and have to take advantage of it.

The Islanders have to play with more desperation and I expect them to. Anthony Beauvillier is day-to-day and he is been missed from this lineup. Vitek Vanecek has looked excellent and this Capitals squad missing their best players due to Covid protocols is playing with a lot of hustle. Nicholas Backstrom and John Carlson keep this power play very dangerous. If the Caps can bag another win without all these key players in their 4th game without them, then I will accept the loss.

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Islanders vs Capitals Odds

Islanders Odds -135
Capitals Odds +110
Total 5.5
Where/When Capital One Arena, 7 PM ET

The Islanders have won just 3 of their first 6 games this season, and are riding a 2 game losing streak coming into Thursday night. With an average game total of just 3.6 goals per game, the Islanders have gone 0-6 to the under to start the 2021 NHL season. Meanwhile, the Capitals are riding high having won 3 of their first 7 games in regulation, with 1 win coming in extra time. The Caps have outscored their opponents by an average of +0.28 goals per game, and have a +2 goal differential to start the year.

NHL Team Record Moneyline Profit
NY Islanders 3-3 -$37
Washington Capitals 4-0-3 +$70

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