On Thursday, Feb. 24, the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals in a key Eastern Conference match. As of Feb. 22, the New York Rangers have 69 points while the Washington Capitals have 65 points. The Rangers are in third place in the Metropolitan Division. The Caps are in fourth place. Which hockey club gets it done?
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Capitals vs. Rangers Game Information
- When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- TV: ESPN, SN, TVAS
- Radio: 106.7 The Fan FM (Capitals) // 98.7 FM ESPN New York (Rangers)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Washington Capitals?
The Capitals are 3-1 straight up in their last 4. Two of the wins were in matches where the Caps were favored. Washington beat Montreal 5-2 as a -242 chalk. On Feb. 17, D.C. dominated Philadelphia 5-3 as a -184 favorite. Washington also beat Nashville 4-1 as a +125 underdog, proving the Caps can beat a team on the moneyline as a dog.
Why Bet on the New York Rangers?
The Rangers blasted 4-of-5 opponents. 5-2 wins over first-place Florida and a 2-1 victory over the rival Boston Bruins show how solid NYR has become. New York offers +133 odds when they beat Florida. The Rangers beat Boston, Ottawa, and Seattle as the favorite. NYR should be tough playing at Madison Square Garden.
Capitals vs. Rangers Betting Trends
- Vancouver are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games against San Jose.
- Vancouver are 4-2 SU in the last 6 games on the road.
- The total went under in 4 of Vancouver’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
- San Jose are 1-6 SU in the last 7 games.
- San Jose are 1-4 SU in the last 5 games at home.
- The total went under in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games.
Capitals vs. Rangers Expert Betting Predictions
NYR’s top player, Artemi Panarin, has 55 points but that’s because he’s got 41 assists. The Rangers’ top scorer is Chris Kreider, who has 33 goals from 159 shots. Panarin will attempt to set up Kreider for goals in this match. But although the pair will be difficult to handle, especially at MSG, Washington is worth a look to win the contest.
The Capitals dominated in the last head-to-head, blasting the Rangers 5-1. Although T.J. Oshie and Justin Schultz had a huge hand in the victory and won’t play in this match, the Caps are still worth backing. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Evgeny Kuznetsov should do enough for the Caps to be within striking distance, or have the outright lead, heading into the third-period. Not only that, but the Rangers will be without right-winger Kaapo Kakko.
The second overall pick in the 2019 draft has become one of the Rangers’ key defensive players. With Kakko sidelined, NYR could find it difficult to keep D.C. from dropping another 5. Caps’ moneyline is the play.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.