Capitals vs Rangers Game 1 Betting
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Odds
The Washington Capitals are road underdogs at the sportsbooks for Saturday afternoon as they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in the opener of their second-round playoff series.
The Capitals upset the Bruins in the first round of the postseason, winning that series in seven games. The Rangers also needed seven games to dispatch the Senators in the first round.
New York battles the Capitals, currently with a 42-32-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-31-19 for the Rangers and 40-37-5 for the Capitals.
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before the first pitch in this match will find them as +170-moneyline underdogs at Bovada. They will see an opening total of 5 at shops such as BetOnline.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Rangers and the No. 18-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Capitals have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.
Washington won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Bruins on April 25. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New York was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Senators. They won as -160 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Washington is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington
NY Rangers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at NY Rangers, Monday, April 30