Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Capitals

Washington CapitalsNew York Rangers
Feb 17, 6:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Odds

5-8-1TEAM RECORD7-5-1

The Washington Capitals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in hockey odds action.

The Rangers currently sports a record of 7-5-1. The Capitals are 5-8-1. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 6-8 against the number.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Rangers as -152 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Rangers and the No. 27-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 10.4% rate while the Capitals have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Lightning on February 14. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Islanders on February 14. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Rangers last 10 games at home
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to New Jersey, Thursday, February 21
NY Rangers home to Montreal, Tuesday, February 19

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