NY Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/20/2023]

NY Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/20/2023]

The Washington Capitals and NY Islanders will lock horns in the NHL at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, with puck drop at 7:30PM ET.

Dimers.com's full betting preview for Wednesday's Islanders vs. Capitals matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Islanders vs. Capitals Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and data to simulate the result of Wednesday's NHL matchup between the Islanders and Capitals 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model currently can't split the two teams, giving both the Islanders and Capitals a 50% chance of winning the game.

According to our model, the Islanders (+1.5) have a 71% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 5.5 goals has a 51% chance of going over.

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Islanders vs. Capitals Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Islanders Capitals
Puck Line +1.5 (-245) -1.5 (+205)
Moneyline +105 -120
Total o5.5 (-130) u5.5 (+114)
  • The Capitals are listed as -1.5 favorites versus the Islanders, with +205 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Islanders (+1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -245.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Capitals at -120, which means you can risk $120 to win $100 for a total payout of $220 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Islanders at +105, where you can bet $100 to profit $105, earning a total payout of $205 if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 5.5 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -130, while FanDuel currently has the best odds for the Under at +114.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Islanders vs. Capitals Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Islanders +1.5 -245
Moneyline Islanders +105
Total Under 5.5 +114


Despite the Over being more likely to hit on this occasion, Under 5.5 is our best bet on account of the better odds (+114) that are available from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Dimers' best NHL bets are based on complex simulations and gambling intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Islanders vs. Capitals Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Islanders vs. Capitals?

According to our model, Washington's Alex Ovechkin is most likely to score the first goal in Islanders vs. Capitals.

Our projections give Ovechkin a 7.4% chance of scoring the first goal at Capital One Arena, while the Capitals star is a 35.5% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

NY Islanders

Player First Goal Probability
Bo Horvat 7.0%
Brock Nelson 5.4%
Anders Lee 4.7%
Kyle Palmieri 4.0%
Mathew Barzal 3.6%

Washington Capitals

Player First Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 7.4%
Tom Wilson 6.4%
Dylan Strome 6.1%
Evgeny Kuznetsov 4.9%
Nic Dowd 4.7%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

NY Islanders

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Bo Horvat 32.4%
Brock Nelson 29.5%
Anders Lee 24.4%
Kyle Palmieri 22.4%
Mathew Barzal 19.7%

Washington Capitals

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 35.5%
Tom Wilson 31.8%
Dylan Strome 29.7%
Nic Dowd 23.2%
Evgeny Kuznetsov 22.6%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so check this page for the latest betting insights before the Islanders vs. Capitals on Wednesday December 20, 2023.

Islanders vs. Capitals Game Information

Wednesday's matchup between the Capitals and Islanders at Capital One Arena is scheduled to commence at 7:30PM ET.


Our full coverage of Islanders vs. Capitals includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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Kevin Hansen
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Kevin Hansen specializes in NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL content, using data-driven insights for sports betting. He provides simple, actionable betting tips to help bettors find an edge and pick winners.

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