NHL Computer Picks for Today’s Slate: Plus Money Odds Available on Both Bets

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena on January 26, 2023 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Using our OddsTrader NHL computer picks we were able to place tonight’s bets based on the information generated.

The two best odds available tonight see us travel to the Capital in Washington where Alex Ovechkin and company play host to the Carolina Hurricanes. Elsewhere the N.Y. Islanders are on home ice facing the Ottawa Senators.  

Picks Summary

  • Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals: Capitals ML (+140) at Bet365 
  • Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders: Islanders -1.5 (+132) at BetRivers

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Capital One Arena


First placed in the Metropolitan division, Carolina suffered defeat last time out 6-2 against the New York Rangers. Outshooting the Rangers by 29 shots to 19 they were unlucky to concede so many goals on so few shots.  

That loss ended the Hurricanes’ seven-game winning streak but they do come into this road game having won 9 of their previous 11 NHL games. The Hurricanes have the seventh-best defense allowing 2.67 goals per game and have scored 3.31 per game which is ranked as the tenth-best.  

Taking a look at Washington they have been incredibly poor in recent games but somehow still remain inside a playoff spot in the Metropolitan division. The Capitals have lost 6 of their previous ten games. Last time out losing 4-1 on home ice to the San Jose Sharks.  

Washington has struggled to score this season averaging 3.05 goals per game as they rely too heavily on Alex Ovechkin. The Russian has scored 54 points this season for the Capitals, which is the most on the roster. Defensively the Capitals have been solid allowing 2.82 goals per game.  

The previous meeting between these two teams ended 3-2 for the Carolina Hurricanes.  

The Pick  

Our computer is predicting a home underdog victory tonight at +140 for the Washington Capitals to win on the moneyline. Washington will be up for this one tonight, a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks is not good enough and this is the perfect opportunity to take back control of their poor run of form on home ice in recent times having won just 4 of their previous 10 home games.  

Score Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes 2 – Washington Capitals 3  

NHL Pick: Capitals ML (+140) at Bet365  

Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at UBS Arena


The Ottawa Senators have performed below par this season given their offensive line-up, the Senators are only scoring 3.02 goals per game despite having the likes of Brady Tkachuk and Alex DeBrincat on their roster.  

Five players have 40+ points, but after that, it’s been pretty bleak for the Senators and even on the defensive end of things, they allow 3.23 goals per game. The Senators are missing four players for tonight’s matchup including goaltender Cam Talbot.  

Despite sitting in 14th position in the Conference the Senators have won 4 of their previous 5 games and an if they keep winning at a high rate they could pull themselves into the playoff race.  

The NY Islanders are seven points ahead of the Senators in the Eastern Conference but have played four more games than tonight’s opponents, so a win at home is a must for this team. Having lost six games in a row and then winning four in a row, the Islanders have now gone winless in their previous two games and will very much be hoping to put an end to this streak early.  

The Islanders allow 2.71 goals per game, which is the eighth-best in the NHL this season. Offensively they struggle scoring only 2.89 per game which is the seventh lowest.  

The Pick  

A home win is predicted by our OddsTrader computer as they have calculated the Islanders could win this NHL matchup by four goals to two. Therefore we believe the best value pick here to be the N.Y. Islanders to cover the -1.5 PK line at +150, or alternatively, you could take them +105 to win in regulation or lay the juice on the moneyline at -130.  

Score Prediction: Ottawa Senators 2 – New York Islanders 4  

NHL Pick: Islanders -1.5 (+132) at BetRivers

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