Rangers vs. Capitals Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Washington Capitals look to avoid another first round upset on Wednesday when they start their Stanley Cup Playoff series with the New York Rangers.

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The Capitals are the top seed in the East with 107 points on the season while the Rangers snuck into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed after collecting 93 points.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com Washington is the favorite to win the series with odds of -220 while the Rangers come in with series odds of +170.

Washington won the Southeast Division with a 48-23-11 record. The Capitals scored 224 goals and allowed just 197. Washington was 25-8-8 at home and 23-15-3 on the road. Washington won 7 of its last 10 games to end the season.

The Rangers were 44-33-5 this season for 93 points. New York scored 233 goals and allowed 198. The Rangers were 20-17-4 at home and 24-16-1 on the road. The Rangers won 6 of the last 10 games to end the season.

These two teams faced off four times this year with the Rangers winning three of the four matchups. New York scored 18 goals in the four games while the Capitals posted just 6.

Trends show that the road team has won 6 of the last 8 games between these two teams while the Capitals are 24-7 in their last 31 games against Atlantic Division opponents.

In terms of injuries, Washington defenseman Dennis Wideman is out until late April with a leg injury while New York wing Ryan Callahan is out with an ankle injury.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Odds – Rangers vs. Capitals

New York Rangers +170

Washington Capitals -220

Rangers vs. Capitals Series Schedule

Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP)

Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3:00 p.m. NBC (HD), TSN

Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

*Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3:00 p.m. TSN, NBC (HD)

*Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD TSN

*Wednesday, April 27 at Washington, TBD TSN

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