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Capitals, Rangers Game 4 in New York

The New York Rangers will get a chance to tie up their first-round NHL playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night when the teams meet for Game 4 of the set.

New York cut Washington's series lead to 2-1 on Monday night with a 4-3 win as a -140 home favorite at Madison Square Garden. Derek Stepan scored the winner for the Rangers in the third period of that game, with Henrik Lundqvist making 28 saves.

New York battles the Capitals, currently with a 27-18-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-22-10 for the Rangers and 21-24-3 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed earlier today as -142 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including TopBet, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Rangers and the No. 16-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 15.7% while the Capitals defense kills off 77.9% of their penalties.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on May 6. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Rangers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
Washington home to NY Rangers, Friday, May 10