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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals meet at Verizon Center.

New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Maple Leafs on December 23. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Ducks on December 23. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington:
Team record: 19-14-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

New York:
Team record: 18-18-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

NY Rangers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Washington

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
NY Rangers at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 29
Washington at Buffalo, Sunday, December 29