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Rangers Thrive in Games After a Loss

Eric Staal New York Rangers Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals NHL

One of the best betting trends in the NHL recently has been backing the New York Rangers after a loss. Puck bettors can back that trend Friday with plenty of value as the Blueshirts visit the Washington Capitals.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games between the Caps and Rangers.
  • The Capitals are 8-1 SU in their last nine home games.
  • OVER is 5-0 in the Rangers' last five games with zero days off.

The Rangers have posted an amazing 11-0 SU record in games following a loss in their previous contest and NYR backers will look for that trend to keep cashing betting slips following a 4-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh penguins Thursday evening. The last time the Rangers lost consecutive games was back in mid-December when they suffered three-consecutive defeats.

Of course, recording a win over the Caps is not an easy task. Washington has just 16 losses this season with 12 of those coming in regulation. Furthermore, the Caps have had their division-rivals’ number this season, winning three of the previous four 2015-16 meetings.

One trend to note is the scoring when these teams play. Each of the four meetings has eclipsed the closing total with relative ease this season as there has been an average of 7.75 goals scored per game when these two clubs meet.

A 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Capitals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals are 47-12-4 so far on the season. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are 37-21-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Washington go 25-24-14 and the Rangers go 27-27-10 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Washington Capitals at No. 8 and the New York Rangers at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.87% while the Rangers defense kills off 77.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -300 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Washington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to New York, Sunday, March 6th
Washington at Boston, Saturday, March 5th