Capitals vs. Rangers Game 1 Odds

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NEW YORK (TheSpread) – The NHL’s conference semifinals begin tonight at 7:30PM ET when the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their series.

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The Rangers are 57-23-7 on the season and 27-12-5 at home while the Capitals are 49-28-12 overall and 23-14-7 on the road. These two teams met four times during the regular season. New York picked up a win in three of the four games, as did the road team. These two also hit the over in three of their last four meetings. In the distant history, New York has won seven of its last 10 meetings with the Capitals.

According to online sports book GT Bets, New York is favored to win tonight’s series opener, as the Rangers are getting odds of -160 to win, while the Capitals are getting a money line of +145 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.

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The Rangers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a five-game series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins while the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders in a seven-game series. Both teams come in with solid attacks, as New York averages 2.98 goals per game, while the Capitals are scoring 2.84 goals per contest. Washington is giving up 2.4 per game while the Rangers are holding opponents to just 2.24 per contest.

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