An Eastern Conference battle is set for Monday night when the New York Islanders (41-30-9, 17-17-6 away) visit the Washington Capitals (34-36-9, 17-16-6 home). Washington is not going to the playoffs this season and the Islanders are in a three-team battle for the two Wild Card spots. Below are my NHL picks for Islanders vs Capitals.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Betting Pick
The Pick: New York Islanders -137 at BetUs
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2023.
Why Bet the New York Islanders:
✅ New York is fighting for the playoff lives and enter this game having won four of their last six games played.
✅ Washington has been eliminated from playoff eligibility and have now lost six straight games.
✅ At home, the Capitals have lost five of their last six games at Capital One Arena.
New York Islanders Looking to Get In
New York is going to have a stressful final week as they enter Monday with 91 points and in the final Wild Card spot. The Islanders are tied with the Florida Panthers, who occupy the first Wild Card, and are just one point ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This is going to be a great three-way race with just two games to go.
The Islanders enter this game have won back-to-back games, at home, and will look to continue that momentum on the road.
Brock Nelson has been the catalyst for New York all season long as he leads the team with 34 goals, 39 assists, and 73 points on the year.
The Washington Capitals are Tanking
Washington is finishing up a rare bad season and are going to miss the playoffs. Having lost six games in a row, the Capitals will hope to not end the 2022-2023 season with eight straight losses. The Capitals have not gotten a point since losing in overtime, to these Islanders, back on March 29th.
Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 42 goals and 74 points this season. Evgeny Kuznetsov has dished out a team high 43 assists on the year.