Predictions and bets for Islanders @ Capitals


August 12, 2020 1:10 PM

An intriguing first round matchup in which the Washington Capitals are favorites to eliminate the New York Islanders.

The two sides tied their regular season series 2-2 and will both be feeling confident of advancing through to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Dimers' Suggested Plays

Lock: Total goals: Over 5.5 (+120*)
Moneyline: Capitals (-133*)
Puck line: Islanders +1.5 (-225*)

Total goals: Over 5.5 (+120*) has a 52% probability

Our data suggests that this one has a good chance of getting to at least 6 goals and with plus money on offer, this is our pick of the game.


Moneyline: Capitals (-133*) has a 56% probability

The Capitals are favorites both for the series and for this game, and our projections agree, making them the play at the ML.

Puck line: Islanders +1.5 (-225*) has a 66% probability

Whilst the Caps are rightfully favorites with the sportsbooks, our model really likes the Islanders to cover as the dogs in Game 1. 

Dimers' take-out

Our computer sees this one going in a similar way as the sportsbooks do, with the Capitals taking out what should be a tight first game of the series. 

*Odds and percentages correct at time of publishing.

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