Planning on watching today’s Rangers and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ABC. The Rangers are the favorites in this Metropolitan division matchup against Capitals. The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS:

  • The Rangers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)

Taking a Look at the Rangers Chances on the Road

Heading into tonight’s game, the Rangers are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with 54 points on a record of 26-12-2. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 1st place. Over their last ten games, the Rangers are just 4-6, and they come into tonight’s game having lost three straight.

On the road this season, New York is 13-6-2, and when favored, they have gone 21-10-1. Overall, they have been favored in 32 of their 40 games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Rangers are 14-8.

On the season, the Rangers have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game and have gone 19-21 against the puck line. In their last ten games, New York has gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

So far, the Rangers have been favored in 32 games and have gone 12-20 against the puck line in those games. Overall, they have 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

On average, New York’s games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Rangers come in with an over/under record of 21-16-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.

For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Artemi Panarin. Coming into the game he has 26 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 32 assists.

Defensively, the Capitals are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31 shots per game against Washington. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jonathan Quick comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 9-2 and he has a save percentage of 0.515%.

Can the Capitals Secure a Win at Home?

At home this season, the Capitals are 10-7-4 and 12th in the Eastern Conference standings. Against teams from the Metropolitan Division, Washington is 10-7 and 7th in the division. Overall, the Capitals have a record of 19-14-6, and they have 44 points.

Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 3-7, and they have dropped two of their last three games. As the underdog, Washington has a record of 10-13-4 this season, and they have been the underdog in 27 of their 39 games.

Washington enters the game with an overall puck line record of 16-23 this season. So far, the team has gone 8-13 against the puck line at home. In their last ten games at home, the Capitals have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

As the underdog, Washington has a puck line record of 14-13, including a mark of 2-10 as the favorite. So far, the team has 12 wins by more than one goal and 13 losses by multiple goals. In their last five games, the Capitals have gone just 2-3 against the puck line.

This season, Washington’s games are averaging 5.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Capitals currently have an over/under record of 15-23-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Capitals have an average of 2.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Coming into the game, the Capitals have a 5-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-10.

Washington will be looking for a good game from Dylan Strome who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 51st in the NHL. Strome also comes into the game with 9 assists.

Defensively, the Capitals are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31 shots per game against Washington. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren comes into the game having made 14 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-3 and he has a save percentage of 0.592%.