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Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Preview

New York RangersWashington Capitals
Dec 28, 7:30 PM | Verizon Center

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Odds

22-8-4TEAM RECORD17-15-2

Hockey bettors look for value at Verizon Center on Wednesday as host Washington battles the New York Rangers in hockey odds action.

The Capitals currently sports a record of 17-15-2. The Rangers are 22-8-4. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 20-14 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 15-14-5 against the number.

View NY Rangers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Capitals were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 12 and the Rangers at No. 8 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 17.1% rate while the Rangers have a 85.4% rate on the penalty kill.

New York was a 3-0 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as -210 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Rangers at Capitals trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Rangers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the NY Rangers last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Rangers are 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Rangers at Florida, Friday, December 30
Washington home to Buffalo, Friday, December 30