Rangers vs. Capitals Free Pick

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Spread) - With a potential goalie controversy brewing, the Rangers will head to Washington tonight to take on the Capitals at 7:00PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Capitals are -126 money line favorites over the Rangers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. New York enters play with an 18-18-2 record and is 10-8-0 on the road this year, while Washington is 19-14-4 overall and 12-8-1 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Capitals opened as -127 money line favorites and their odds have been bet down slightly at -126. The Rangers, meanwhile, opened at +117 and their line has also been bet down a point to +116. The total has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 77% of bettors favor the Capitals. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Washington. According to latest NHL trends, the Capitals are 4-0 in their last four games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest and 7-2 in their last nine games played on Friday. They're also 20-9 in their last 29 games versus a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last five when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game. On the other side, the Rangers are 1-4 in their last five versus a team with a winning record, 1-5 in their last six following a win, and 1-5 in their last six versus Eastern Conference foes. They're also 1-6 in their last seven games played on Friday and 0-6 in their last six versus the Metropolitan.

FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -126

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