Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers
New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Odds
Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New York Rangers pay a visit to Verizon Center.
The Capitals currently sports a record of 10-12-1. The Rangers are 12-9-2. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 10-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 8-12-3 against the number.
The Capitals were listed earlier today as +110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including , while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
This game matches up the No. 23 (Capitals) and the No. 12 (Rangers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.6% rate while the Rangers have a 82.7% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, New York was a 3-2 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Washington lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Islanders on March 9. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rangers at Capitals trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
NY Rangers at Buffalo, Tuesday, March 12
Washington home to Carolina, Tuesday, March 12