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Bet on NY Rangers vs Washington NHL Match Up

Written by on March 4, 2016

On Friday night, the New York Rangers head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Capitals in NHL betting action. the Caps are 47-12-4 and in first place in the Metropolitan Division. They beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday at home, 3-2. The New York Rangers (37-20-6) are in second place in the Metropolitan Division and knocked off the Dallas Stars over the weekend before beating Columbus on Monday, 2-1.

Bet on New Yorks Rangers vs Washington Capitals NHL Match Up

When: Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:00 PM ETWhere: Verizon Center, Washington, DCTV: MSG2, CSM+Radio: Caps Radio NetworkLive Stream: NHL-Stream.comNHL Odds: TBA 

Why should you bet on the Rangers?

The Rangers have been elevating their play on both ends of the ice. Their goals per game ranking has gradually crept up to 7th (2.8 goals per game) and their goals against average has dropped to 2.5, good for 10th in the league. That has a big part in their creeping up the standings in the Eastern Conference since the calendar turned to 2016. They are steeling themselves to make a big run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and they have arguably the best goaltender in the East in Henrik Lundqvist.

Why should you put your money on Washington?

If this game had been right around the All-Star break, the Rangers might have been the favorite. They were starting to streak, while the Capitals were scuffling a bit. However, since then the Capitals have picked their defense back up and finished games like they were the first half of the season. They excel at getting the early lead and then squeezing the life out of the opposition.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given their recent momentum, I like the Rangers to skate into the Verizon Center and come out with a big road win over the Capitals. I’m picking the Blueshirts to win, 3-1.