Islanders vs. Capitals Prediction and Odds (Capitals Give Ovechkin a Proper Tribute)

Vitek Vanecek of the Capitals
Vitek Vanecek of the Capitals / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

The 35-34-10 New York Islanders bring a five-game losing streak into Washington tonight as they take on the 44-23-12 Capitals at 7:00 PM EST.

Washington has already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but will be honoring Alexander Ovechkin in the pre-game ceremony after the long-time Capital moved into third place on the NHL all-time scoring list.

New York doesn't have anything to play for and their performance of late has shown their lack of motivation. Four of their five losses during their losing streak have come by multiple goals, and Washington already has a pair of victories over them this season.

Can the Islanders play spoiler and snap out of their funk or will the Capitals win their third straight over New York?

Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help find some value in this Islanders vs Capitals matchup:

Islanders vs Capitals Odds, Puck Line and Total

Puck Line:

  • Islanders +1.5 (-165)
  • Capitals -1.5 (+135)


  • Islanders: +160
  • Capitals: -180


  • 6.0 (Over +105/Under -125)

Islanders vs Capitals Prediction and Pick

I know Washington is missing Ovechkin and they don't really have anything to play for, but this feels like a massive discount against an Islanders team that's playing like the season ended a couple of weeks ago.

The Capitals have a pair of losses in their last five games to the steady Maple Leafs and desperate Golden Knights, but they've looked excellent and beat the mighty Avalanche on the road. New York, meanwhile, is losing to both good teams and bad teams while beating no one.

This is the home regular season finale for Washington and since they're honoring their captain, they'll want to go out with a bang. The Capitals are 3-1 in their last four at home and the Islanders are 1-4 in their previous five on the road.

With the Islanders looking like they're ready for vacation and the Capitals gearing up for a playoff run, this one could get ugly fast. Give me Washington on the puck line to properly honor Ovechkin with a blowout win in their home finale.

Pick: Capitals -1.5 (+135)

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