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Hockey Betting - Wednesday Versus TV Action!

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Hockey betting on Wednesday will feature another prime time Versus broadcast with the NHL betting matchup of the New York Islanders at Washington Capitals.

Faceoff is scheduled for 7 PM Eastern and the side and over/under odds will be available at

The Islanders have a record of 1-0-0-1 with the ice hockey lines with both of their games going over the total. New York opened with a 5-4 home shootout loss to the Dallas Stars and then beat the New York Rangers at home 6-4 on Monday night.

Rick DiPietro was in goal for both games. Blake Comeau is off to a great start for the Islanders with 3 goals while Joshua Bailey has a goal and 3 assists.

The Washington Capitals have a record of 2-1 with the NHL betting odds and have won both of their games at home. After losing their opener 4-2 at Atlanta the Caps scored home wins of 7-2 over New Jersey and 3-2 in overtime over Ottawa. They have gone under the total in 2 out of 3 games.

Michal Neuvirth has started all 3 games in goal with after serving in a limited backup role the past 2 years. Goaltending has been the major concern for Washington and the Caps are hoping that the 2nd round pick of the 2006 draft will solve the dilemma for them.

His save percentage so far is .916. As would be expected Alex Ovechkin leads the Caps in scoring with 3 goals and 2 assists. Defenseman John Carlson has 3 assists to start the year.

The Islanders have won just 15 out of their last 72 road games while Washington has won 74 out of their last 106 home games. These two teams have gone over the hockey betting total in 18 out of their last 23 meetings at Washington.

The road team has paid out in 5 out of the last 7 meetings in this head to head series although long term New York has won just 6 out of their last 25 visits to Washington. Washington has won 7 out of the last 8 meetings in this series with the last 3 games between the teams going over the total.