Capitals vs. Islanders Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/28/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

The Washington Capitals (44-24-12) visit the New York Islanders (36-34-10) on Thursday, April 28, with the Capitals coming off a defeat in their last game and the Islanders a win. The Islanders are underdogs despite being the hosts, at +113, and the Capitals are -135. Find more below on the Capitals vs. Islanders betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Capitals vs. Islanders Spread and Betting Line

Capitals vs Islanders Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Capitals -135 Islanders +113

Capitals vs. Islanders Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Elmont, New York
  • Arena: UBS Arena

Computer Predictions for Capitals vs. Islanders

Computer picks for Capitals vs Islanders
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Islanders (+1.5) Over (6) Islanders 4 Capitals 3

Capitals vs. Islanders Betting Trends

  • Through 52 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Washington has won 29 of those games.
  • In 38 games with moneyline odds lower than -135 this season, the Capitals have been victorious 21 times.
  • Washington has a 57.4% chance of winning this game, per the moneyline odds.
  • Washington Capitals Leaders

  • Alex Ovechkin has been vital to Washington this season, with 91 points in 77 games.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is another top contributor for Washington with 77 points (1.0 per game), scoring 24 goals and adding 53 assists.
  • John Carlson’s season total of 70 points has come from 16 goals and 54 assists.
  • Ilya Samsonov (23-11-5) has a goals against average of 3.0 on the season, and 996 saves. His .896 save percentage ranks 45th in the league.
  • Washington Capitals Season Stats

  • The Capitals offense’s 267 total goals (3.3 per game) are ranked 10th in the league this year.
  • On defense, the Capitals have given up 234 goals (2.9 per game) to rank 13th in league play.
  • The team is ranked 11th in goal differential at +33.
  • The Capitals have netted 46 power-play goals on 245 power-play chances this season, ranking 21st in the NHL.
  • The Capitals are ranked 22nd in the league with an 18.8% power-play conversion rate this season.
  • The Capitals’ eight shorthanded goals this season rank ninth.
  • The Capitals rank 11th in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 81.2%.
  • The Capitals win 47.3% of their faceoffs (30th in the NHL).
  • The Capitals shoot 10.6% as a team, ranked eighth-best in the league.
  • The Capitals have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 25.4 hits and 14.2 blocked shots per game.
  • Islanders vs. Capitals Betting Trends

  • The Islanders have secured an upset victory in eight, or 21.6%, of the 37 games they have played while the underdog this season.
  • New York has won five of its 23 games when it is the underdog by +113 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied, based on the moneyline for this matchup, that the Islanders have a 46.9% chance to win.
  • New York Islanders Leaders

  • New York’s Brock Nelson has totaled 22 assists and 36 goals in 70 games, good for 58 points.
  • Mathew Barzal has made a big impact for New York this season with 55 points, thanks to 15 goals and 40 assists.
  • Noah Dobson has 13 goals and 35 assists for Washington.
  • Ilya Sorokin has a .927 save percentage (second-best in the league), with 1489 total saves, while giving up 118 goals (2.4 goals against average). He has put up a 25-17-8 record between the posts for New York this season.
  • New York Islanders Season Stats

  • The Islanders have scored 221 goals this season (2.8 per game) to rank 25th in the NHL.
  • The Islanders are one of the toughest defensive squads in the league this season, conceding 224 goals (2.8 per game) to rank seventh.
  • Their 18th-ranked goal differential is -3.
  • The Islanders have put up 42 power-play goals this season (on 202 power-play chances). That ranks 22nd in the NHL.
  • The Islanders have the league’s 15th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.8%.
  • The Islanders have scored five shorthanded goals this season (22nd in the NHL).
  • The Islanders’ fifth-best penalty kill rate is 84.1%.
  • The Islanders have the league’s ninth-best faceoff win percentage (51.2%).
  • The Islanders’ collective 9.6% shooting percentage ranks 14th in the league.
  • The Islanders have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • Capitals and Islanders Injury Report

    Capitals: Carl Hagelin: Out (Eye), Alex Ovechkin: Day To Day (Upper-body)

    Islanders: Cal Clutterbuck: Out For Season (Shoulder), Zdeno Chara: Day To Day (Illness), Scott Mayfield: Out (Lower-body), Anthony Beauvillier: Day To Day (Upper Body), Brock Nelson: Day To Day (Illness)

    Betting Tips for Capitals vs. Islanders

    We have the Islanders listed as our best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the Islanders (+1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6 goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.

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