Rangers vs. Caps Game 6 Free Pick
WASHINGTON, D.C. (ATS Consultants) – This is the sixth game of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Washington Capitals and NY Rangers. The Rangers shocked the Caps in Game 5, tying the game with 6.6 seconds left and the winning in overtime 3-2 after a Joel Ward high-sticking double-minor penalty. The puck drops at 7:35pmET from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Caps as -110 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. The Rangers enter play with a 58-27-9 overall record and is 27-13-6 on the road, while the Caps are 48-34-12 overall and is 28-12-6 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Caps opened up as a -111 favorite and has moved to -110 at most books, while the total opened up at 5 and has remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 52% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Capitals. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: According to latest NHL trends Caps are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in series at home, 5-2 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 21-9 in their last 30 Wednesday games and are 35-16 in their last 51 games as a home favorite. Rangers are 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win, 2-7 in their last 9 playoff games as an underdog and are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Caps came back from a three-overtime loss last week so they can come back giving up a one goal lead with 6.6 seconds left in the game Monday. In one of the most closely contested matchups of the entire Stanley Cup playoffs, a high-sticking double minor by Joel Ward (who scored the game-winner in the Bruins’ series) has changed the entire complexion of the series. Washington needs to get on top early and continue to pound goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Caps’ star winger Alex Ovechkin was held without a shot in the last game. He’ll make up for it in Game 6.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -110