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Bo Horvat of the New York Islanders is featured in our best NHL props for Capitals vs. Islanders.
Bo Horvat #14 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal against the Boston Bruins at UBS Arena on December 15, 2023 in Elmont, New York. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AFP.

The Capitals and Islanders face off Wednesday for the third time this season with both squads hungry for two points, and our Islanders vs. Capitals NHL player props are based on the best NHL odds.

Both the New York Islanders (15-8-8) and Washington Capitals (15-9-4) are in decent form heading into Wednesday's matchup considering their less-than-impressive overall records, with New York taking points in six of its last seven, and Washington doing so in four of its last five. Each squad is looking for a leg-up on the other after splitting their first two meetings of the 2023-24 campaign.

Here are our best Islanders vs. Capitals NHL player props and NHL picks (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Islanders vs. Capitals NHL player props

Alex Ovechkin anytime goal (+155 at DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

The only thing more unbelievable than Alex Ovechkin having just five goals this year is DraftKings posting such a generous outlier high in this market. The next-best price at our best sports betting sites is +145.

Ovechkin's shooting percentage on the year is a comically low 4.8, nearly 10 points lower than his mark from last season. He's shot below 10.5% just once, and that was an 8.7% mark back in 2010-11. Still, that prior career-low is nearly double his present percentage.

The bottom line is Ovechkin didn't suddenly forget how to put pucks past goalies at age 38, he's just been criminally unlucky. As long as he continues to pepper netminders with shots, and the market there is priced fairly, he'll start cashing on these goal props at solid odds.

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Dylan Strome Over 2.5 shots on goal (+108 at BetRivers) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Most of our best sports betting apps have priced Dylan Strome's Over 2.5 shots on goal market at -110 or +100, but BetRivers is offering it at plus odds, and we'll gladly take advantage.

Strome faces an Islanders defense that's allowing 36.1 shots per game since Nov. 24, the second-highest mark in hockey. He's been throwing pucks at the net in bunches this month, crossing the 2.5-shot plateau in five of his last six contests.

Strome has also gone Over this figure in two of his last three meetings with New York.

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Bo Horvat Over 0.5 power-play points (+240 at DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

We're taking a measured home-run swing with this Bo Horvat prop, as he's been at the forefront of a surging Isles power play.

New York has cashed in on five of its last 13 chances on the man-advantage (38.5%), with Horvat accounting for two goals and two assists while playing on the Isles' top power-play unit. He's linemates with Mathew Barzal, who is priced at +190 to register a power-play point despite only having three such points in the same span. Horvat isn't far behind Barzal with 10 PPPs on the year compared to 13 for the latter.

With such a discrepancy at our best live betting sites, we'll gladly take the market-best price of +240 on a Horvat PPP at DraftKings

Islanders vs. Capitals NHL player props made Wednesday at 11:25 a.m. ET.

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