Washington Capitals vs. NY Islanders Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/29/2023]

Washington Capitals vs. NY Islanders Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/29/2023]

The NY Islanders and Washington Capitals will lock horns in the NHL at UBS Arena on Friday, starting at 7:30PM ET.

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

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

We have used powerful machine learning and data analysis to simulate the outcome of Friday's NHL game between the Capitals and Islanders 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our proven predictive analytics model currently gives the Islanders a 59% chance of defeating the Capitals.

According to our model, the Capitals (+1.5) have a 65% 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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Capitals vs. Islanders Odds

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

Bet Type Capitals Islanders
Puck Line +1.5 (-185) -1.5 (+155)
Moneyline +140 -154
Total o5.5 (-120) u5.5 (+105)
  • The Islanders are listed as -1.5 favorites against the Capitals, with +155 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Capitals (+1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -185.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Islanders at -154, which means you can risk $154 to win $100 for a total payout of $254 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Capitals at +140, where you can put down $100 to profit $140, earning a total payout of $240 if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 5.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -120, while DraftKings currently has the best odds for the Under at +105.

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

As always, check out the sports betting sites you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Capitals vs. Islanders Picks

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

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Capitals +1.5 -185
Moneyline Capitals +140
Total Under 5.5 +105


While the Islanders are more likely to win the game, taking the Capitals moneyline is the best option due to the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is one of the keys to achieving long-term profitability.

Furthermore, despite the Over being more likely to hit on this occasion, Under 5.5 is our best bet on account of the better odds (+105) that are available from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dimers' best NHL bets are based on complex modeling and wagering intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Don't forget, our model updates often, so keep an eye on this article for the latest betting insights before the Capitals vs. Islanders on Friday December 29, 2023.

Capitals vs. Islanders Game Information

Friday's matchup between the Islanders and Capitals at UBS Arena is scheduled to start at 7:30PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Friday's Capitals vs. Islanders contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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