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NHL betting line favors Rangers over Capitals

Washington CapitalsNew York Rangers
Feb 12, 12:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Odds

28-21-5TEAM RECORD35-13-5

Washington pays a visit to New York on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in hockey action at Madison Square Garden.

New York battles the Capitals, currently with a 28-21-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-24-10 for the Rangers and 28-25-1 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Capitals were listed as +-165 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 20-rated Capitals taking on the No. 7-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 14.5% while the Capitals defense kills off 80.9% of their penalties.

The Capitals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

New York was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They won as -114 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Rangers
Washington is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Rangers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games

Next up:
Washington home to San Jose, Monday, February 13
NY Rangers at Boston, Tuesday, February 14

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