The OVER has failed to pay out for totals bettors in each of the first three games in the second-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers as those teams meet in Game 4 of the set on Wednesday night.
Washington took a 2-1 lead in the series on Monday night with a 1-0 home victory as a -113 favorite on the NHL moneyline at the online sportsbooks in an easy UNDER result on the totals. The Capitals won Game 1 by a 2-1 score last week, with the Rangers grabbing a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re going with the Washington Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -105 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bodog) early today for Wednesday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Odds – VSB prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 3.1-2.8.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Capitals sport a record of 51-29-12 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 58-25-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-47-5 for the Capitals and 40-40-10 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New York injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Capitals rated this week at No. 1 and the New York Rangers sitting at No. 16.
Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 11-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.28 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 24.71% rate while the Rangers have a 84.19% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Rangers were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.
- NY Rangers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
- Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Washington, Friday, May 8th