Predictions and bets for Islanders @ Capitals

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August 14, 2020 10:30 PM

The playoff action continues in the NHL, with the Islanders looking to go 2-0 up over the Capitals.

New York won the opener 4-2 and will be hoping for more of the same, however, Washington is a strong team and won't be pushed aside easily.

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Dimers' Suggested Plays

Lock: Over 5.5 (+120*)
Moneyline: Capitals (-125*)
Puck Line: Capitals -1.5 (+210*)

Lock: Over 5.5 (+120*) has a 48% probability

The first game of the series saw six total goals and we're expecting more of the same in Game Two. Our model says there is a 48 percent of seeing at least six goals but at +120 it's a smart bet.

 

Moneyline: Capitals (-125*) has a 56% probability

Down 1-0 in the series, the pressure is on the Capitals in this one. We know how good they can be, and our predictions suggest they will bounce back in this one and level things up.

Puck Line: Capitals -1.5 (+210*) has a 32% probability

The bookmakers are expecting a tight game, as the Capitals are +210 at the Puck Line. We've calculated them at a 32 percent chance of covering, which considering their odds is a good value bet.

Dimers' take-out

This is a crucial game in the series and there is no doubt both teams will be craving a win. Our model is predicting the Capitals to get the job done in a game that should see plenty of goals.

*Odds and percentages correct at time of publishing.

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