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Capitals vs Rangers Game 2 Betting

The New York Rangers will try to pay off once again on the NHL betting lines on Monday night as they play host to the Washington Capitals in the second game of their second-round playoff series.

The Rangers handled the Capitals in a 3-1 victory at Madison Square Garden in the opener of the series on Saturday afternoon, with Henrik Lundqvist making 17 saves for his team in the win.

The Rangers sit at 51-24-7 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 42-32-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 32-31-19 OU, and Washington is 40-37-5 OU.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Rangers as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup at Bet365. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 15.7% while the Capitals defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rangers on April 28. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Rangers, Wednesday, May 2

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