Caps Host Isles Tuesday on NBCSN

Washington Capitals Host New York Islanders on NBCSN Betting Analysis

January 25th, 2021 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

Namely, coach Peter Laviolette has won wherever he has coached. To illustrate, three of his previous teams made it to the Stanley Cup Final. In 2006 Carolina hoisted hockey’s Holy Grail with Laviolette behind the bench. Washington hired Laviolette for one last Stanley Cup run. Increasingly it’s obvious the Capitals Cup window is closing. Washington has decided to go all-in for one final charge. Former Washington coach Barry Trotz beat the NHL betting odds for a 2018 Stanley Cup. Yet Washington let him go. Since arriving on the Island, Trotz has rapidly improved New York.

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Islanders at Capitals TV Coverage:NBCSN
Islanders at Capitals Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Islanders-1½ (+180)5½ (+105)-140
Capitals+1½ (-220)5½ (-125)+120
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New York Islanders at Washington Capitals SBG Odds Overview

Accordingly, the coaches will get plenty of sportsbook attention. Laviolette’s first NHL coaching job was with the Islanders. Trotz led Washington to its only Stanley Cup. And the Capitals immediately lost their edge when he left. Sharps will lean Islanders based on a reasonable price in an equal game. Washington will draw the fanboys and squares based on home ice and brand. Of major concern is the COVID status of Washington sniper Alex Ovechkin.

New York Islanders Team Overview

New York got the money in three of its first four games. All four Islander games went under the total. Overall, the Islanders rank 26th for goal scoring and 3rd for goals allowed. New York is 16th for the power play and 3rd for penalty killing.

Center Mathew Barzal leads New York with two goals, two assists, and a +1. And then defenseman Noah Dobson has three assists. Centers Anders Lee and Brock Nelson each have two goals. While right-wing Jordan Eberle has two goals and an assist. Number one goaltender Semyon Varlamov has a save percentage of .989 with two shutouts.

Washington Capitals Team Overview

Washington opened with three wins and two losses. And then four of those games went over the total. The Caps rank 6th for goal scoring and 24th for goals allowed. Washington ranks 9th for the power play and 16th for penalty killing.

Right-wing trouble maker Tom Wilson has three goals, three assists, and a +2. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek has a .897 save percentage.

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals Betting Trends

  • New York has failed to pay in eight of their last ten away games
  • Seven of the Islanders last nine away games went under the total
  • Washington has lost six of their last ten on home ice
  • The Caps have gone over the total in seven of their last eight home games

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals Head-to-Head vs. Spread

  • The Islanders have won six of their last eight against Washington
  • Just two of the last eight between the Isles and Caps stayed under
  • New York has won their last three visits to Capital One Arena
  • The last two games in this series at Washington went over the total

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals SBG Free Picks

As mentioned earlier, the Islanders dominate the NHL betting odds against Washington. Alex Ovechkin is likely out of this game. Accordingly, that makes a bad situation worse.

Islanders at Capitals SBG Best Bet: New York Islanders.

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