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New York favored by -168 against Washington on Sunday

Washington Capitals

New York Rangers
15-12-2 December 08, 2013, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 15-14-1

Hockey bettors look for value at Madison Square Garden on Sunday as host New York battles the Washington Capitals in hockey odds action.

The Rangers bring a 15-14-1 record to the battle against the 15-12-2 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 11-13-6 so far and the Capitals go 13-16.

View Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

The Capitals were listed as 153 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at BetOnline.

This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-2 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Washington at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +172 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.27 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 19.8% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Next up:
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, December 10th
New York home to Nashville, Tuesday, December 10th