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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Odds
The New York Rangers look to extend their momentum in their first-round playoff series with Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.
The series is tied 2-2 heading back to Washington where the Caps are significant favorites. Check the latest game odds and player props Friday.
The Capitals sit at 27-18-3 on the season; in comparison, the Rangers are currently 26-18-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 21-24-3 OU, and New York is 16-22-10 OU.
The visitors opened as +137 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Sportsbook.ag.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 16 and the Rangers at No. 9 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 3-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.8% rate while the Rangers have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Washington was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Rangers at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the NY Rangers last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
NY Rangers home to Washington, Sunday, May 12