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Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers prediction 1-13-24 Picks

New York Rangers (26-12-2) vs. Washington Capitals (19-14-6)
January 13, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Capitals +117 / New York Rangers -145; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Capital One Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Dayton vs Duquesne prediction.

Rangers Defense Looks to Bounce Back

The Rangers faced off against the St. Louis Blues in the last game and it was an ugly game. The Rangers scored two goals while the defense gave up five goals. Adam Fox was one of the only bright spots scoring a goal. The Rangers are averaging 3.33 goals while their defnese is giving up 2.88 goals per game. The offense is ranked 10th while the defense is ranked 10th. Artemi Panarin has scored 26 goals and added 32 assists so far this season. 

Capitals Offense Coming off a Bad Game

The Capitals faced off against the Seattle Kraken in the last game and they only scored one goal on the way to the three goal loss. Two games ago against the Los Angeles Kings the offense scored four goals and they ended up winning by a goal. The Capitals on the season are averaging 2.36 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin has scored eight goals this season and also added nine assists. The offense is going to need to be good here. 

Rangers vs Capitals Betting Prediction

The Rangers defense is going to bounce back here against a terrible Capitals offense that has struggled all season. The Capitals are averaging only 2.36 goals and they are going to have some major issues getting the offense going here. The Rangers will score at least three goals here and that is going to be the difference here. Back the Rangers to get the job done on the money line here.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Rangers ML

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