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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals prediction 12-27-23 NHL Picks

New York Rangers (23-8-1) vs Washington Capitals (17-9-5)
2023-12-27 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: New York Rangers -189 / Washington Capitals +150 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Rangers look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers prediction.

Washington Capitals Betting Preview 

The Washington Capitals beat the Islanders and Blue Jackets last week, but most recently lost to the Lightning. The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.39 goals per game and are scoring on 12.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Strome leads Washington with 13 goals, John Carlson has 18 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.68 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 45 goals on 449 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 32 goals on 443 shots.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The Capitals have lost each of their last six games at Madison Square Garden after coming off overtime.
  • The Capitals have covered the puck line in each of their last five games as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The favorites have won the first period in four of the Capitals’ last five games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Capitals’ last seven games against Metropolitan Division opponents.

New York Rangers Betting Preview 

The New York Rangers lost to the Oilers last week, but recently beat the Sabres in overtime. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.34 goals per game and are scoring on 31.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 18 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 20 assists, and Chris Kreider has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.75 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 56 goals on 593 shots faced, while Jonathan Quick has given up 26 goals on 327 shots.

New York Rangers Team Facts

  • The Rangers have lost each of their last three games as favorites following a win.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 14 games as favorites following an overtime win.
  • The Rangers have lost the first period in each of their last four games as favorites following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Rangers’ last 12 Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers prediction

The New York Rangers have been the better team over the course of the season, but the value is with the Caps and the plus money. The Washington Capitals have shown flashes of getting their act together, and they beat the Rangers 4-0 a couple of weeks ago. The Capitals have been a feisty team as of late, with each of their last 4 games going to overtime. This will be a fight. I want the more favorable price in my pocket.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Washington Capitals +150

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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