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Capitals vs Rangers Odds, Pick & Prediction (Mar 14)

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in NHL Hockey

Mar 14, 2023 · 6:01 AM PDT

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin deflects a shot on New York Rangers goaltender Jaroslav Halak
Feb 25, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) deflects a shot on New York Rangers goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) as Rangers left wing Alexis Lafrenire (13) defends in the third period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Rangers are a -170 home favorite in Capitals vs Rangers odds Tuesday (March 14th) at 7:00pm ET
  • New York is 13 points up on their Metro Division rivals in the NHL standings
  • Keep reading for the complete Capitals vs Rangers odds, plus best bets – including a same-game parlay

Tuesday evening, the Washington Capitals, who are fighting for their playoff lives, visit the Big Apple for a date with the Rangers. The Caps are five points back of the Islanders for the final Wild Card spot in the East. They’re coming off a 5-1 victory over those Isles last Saturday. The Rangers are third in the Metro Division, six points up on Pittsburgh.

On the campaign, Washington is 32-28-7 for 71 points, while the Rangers are 37-19-10 for 84 points.

The Caps have won both meetings this season by counts of 4-0 and 6-3, and have won five of the last seven against New York. Read on for Capitals vs Rangers analysis.

Capitals vs Rangers Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Tuesday, March 14th Washington Capitals +1.5 (-170) O 6.5 (+100) +145
7:00 pm New York Rangers -1.5 (+145) U 6.5 (-120) -170

The Broadway Blueshirts are the fifth choice in the Stanley Cup odds at +1200, while the Capitals are +8500 longshots. New York is the -170 favorite in this contest that features a total of 6.5 goals.

Puck drop is set for 7:00 pm ET at famed Madison Square Garden in New York with ESPN broadcasting the game in the States and Rogers Sportsnet showing it in Canada.

 

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Odds as of March 14th at DraftKings Sportsbook

Washington Capitals Betting Analysis

The Washington Capitals appeared to be waving the white flag towards the NHL trade deadline, shipping out blueliners Dmitry Orlov and Erik Gustafsson to Boston and Toronto, respectively. However, the team is still hanging onto a slight thread with the possibility of a playoff spot. They’re five points back of the Isles, but have a game in hand on them. In their last seven, Washington is 4-2-1, with captain Alex Ovechkin putting up four goals and four assists in eight games since returning to the team following his father passing away.

For the season, they’re 19th in goals per game, down from fourth as recently as two seasons ago, and they’re 20th on the power play. The goaltending has kept them in it, ranking sixth on the PK and 13th in goals allowed/contest.

The Caps have really struggled to string together wins, going 2-and-10 in their last twelve following a victory. The under has gone 5-1-1 in their last seven when they’ve had two+ days rest.

New York Rangers Betting Analysis

Though the New York Rangers comfortably set as the third team in the Metro Division, they’ve been sputtering of late, which is surprising. They brought in Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane just before the trade deadline, but the squad has gone 4-5-2 in their last eleven contests. Three of their games, and four of the last six, have gone past regulation.

For the season, the Rangers are just 15th in goals/game, but are solid at defending, giving up the ninth fewest goals per outing in the NHL.

New York has lost four of five after scoring two or fewer goals in their previous game. The over is 5-1 in Rangers last six home games.

Capitals vs Rangers Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
2/25/2023 WSH 6 – NYR 3 WSH WSH Over
12/27/2022 NYR 0 – WSH 4 WSH WSH Under
4/29/2022 NYR 3 – WSH 2 NYR NYR Under
2/24/2022 NYR 4 – WSH 1 NYR NYR Under
10/13/2021 WSH 5 – NYR 1 WSH WSH Push

The underdog Caps have taken five of the latest seven duels. In their last six meetings, these two have only combined to score over seven goals just once, which occurred in their latest matchup late February.

Capitals vs Rangers Pick & Prediction

The Capitals are in desperation mode, and they’ve won both meetings this season. They’re also a significant underdog at +145, which is very enticing. Our model has this Capitals vs Rangers game going the home team’s way, however, 3.37-3.27.

Capitals vs Rangers Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Washington Capitals Moneyline +145
Under 6.5 Goals -120
PARLAY ODDS  +300

The Rangers have been showing a lot of inconsistency, and the Caps have been getting the better of them recently. The under is 5-1-1 in Capitals last seven playing on two days rest. A same-game parlay of the underdog plus the under goal total is quite intriguing at +300.

Pick: Washington Capitals Moneyline (+145), Under 6.5 goals (-120)

 

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