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NHL Odds: Capitals at Rangers

Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have been one of the best teams in the NHL this season and have an opportunity to collect their fifth-straight victory when they take on the New York Rangers at the renowned Madison Square Garden Sunday evening. Since Nov. 24, Washington trailed New York by five points in the Metropolitan Division but have since gone 9-1-1, while the Blueshirts have stumbled to a 3-8-2 record during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
  • The Capitals are 0-4 in the last 4 games against the Rangers in New York
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Rangers last 5 games.

The Rangers have enjoyed facing the Caps according to recent history. In the last four meetings between the teams, New York is a perfect 4-0 including a 5-2 decision on Nov. 3.

Home ice advantage has been huge in this series. Road clubs are just 1-6 in the prior seven clashes between the Capitals and Rangers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as -110 over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 3.6-1.8 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.

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-11-4 New York battles the Capitals, currently with a 23-6-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-16-4 for the Rangers and 10-15-6 for the Capitals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Washington Capitals, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.16 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 23.26% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.91% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -150 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Carolina, Monday, December 21st
New York home to Anaheim, Tuesday, December 22nd