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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers in NHL odds

New York RangersWashington Capitals
May 10, 7:30 PM | Verizon Center

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Odds

26-18-4TEAM RECORD27-18-3

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.

View NY Rangers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 16 and the Rangers at No. 9 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
NY Rangers home to Washington, Sunday, May 12