Capitals @ Islanders: Predictions, picks and bets


August 18, 2020 9:04 PM

The New York Islanders have a chance to complete the series sweep when they play the Capitals on Tuesday.

It means we will see a desperate Washington team, which should no doubt make for an enthralling game.

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Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Over 5.5 (+125*)
💪 Puck line: Capitals +1.5 (-270*)
💵 Moneyline: Capitals (+100*)

Best Bet: Over 5.5 (+125*) has a 4.7% edge

With so much for the Capitals to play for, you can guarantee that at some point in the game, things will open up. There is a 4.7 percent edge on the over in this one, and it's well worth taking.


Puck line: Capitals +1.5 (-270*) has a 74% probability

Washington have to leave it all on the ice and if they can't claim the win, you can guarantee they will push the Islanders all the way. According to our projections, they are an incredible 74 percent chance of covering the puck line.

Moneyline: Capitals (+100*) has a 51% probability

This is a tight betting game, with the Capitals slight underdogs at +100. It could fall either way, but considering the value is with them, they are our Moneyline pick.

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Dimers' take-out

The Capitals are playing for their season which means we should see some exciting play and some serious desperation. The Islanders have been great in the series, but might have their hands full in this one.

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*Odds and percentages correct at time of publishing.