Rangers play host to Capitals at MSG
The Washington Capitals have picked up the win on the NHL odds in each of their last two games against the New York Rangers as those teams meet on the ice on Sunday night.
Overall the Capitals are 2-1 against the division-rival Rangers so far this season, winning their most recent matchup 3-2 at home on December 27.
The OVER/UNDER has gone 0-5-1 for totals bettors in the last six games between the two teams.
The Rangers sit at 26-21-3 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 22-18-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 19-22-9 OU, and Washington is 23-25 OU.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 6 and the Capitals sitting at No. 12.
New York was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Senators. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 23-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.04 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 20.96% rate while the Capitals have a 80.12% rate on the penalty kill.
Washington home to Ottawa, Tuesday, January 21st
New York home to New York, Tuesday, January 21st