Capitals favored vs. Rangers
WASHINGTON, DC (TheSpread) – The Washington Capitals looks to pick up a needed win at home tonight when they host the New York Rangers at 8PM ET.
New York is 41-17-2 on the season and 20-10-1 on the road while Washington is 36-21-6 overall and 19-9-2 at home. New York has won five of its last seven meetings with the Rangers, including the lone meeting this season back on Dec. 23. These two have pushed or hit the under in seven of their last eight encounters.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Washington is the favorite to win this game, as the Capitals are getting odds of -135 to prevail, while the Rangers are getting a money line of +115 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals.
The Rangers have won two straight coming into this game, both on the road. The Rangers have also won seven of their last nine while hitting the under in four straight. Washington has won three of its last four games entering tonight and the Capitals are 4-2 in their last six at home. Washington has hit the under in five of its last eight games as well.