Rangers & Caps to Deliver Online Hockey Betting BrawlPosted by: Charlie Smith
With only a handful of games left in the online hockey betting regular season, there are fewer and fewer NHL options to wager on. The dearth of games may allow some players more time to size up the perfect wager, but it also means that pretty soon there won’t be any regular season matchups to eye-up.
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Wednesday’s round of online hockey betting action will offer players two different contests to choose from. Earlier on in the night, fans can tune in and watch the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres duke it out. A little later on, bettors will be able to witness the contest between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. Since the Rangers and the Capitals are two of the best teams in the league, the second contest of the night should prove to be the most entertaining.
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals – Wednesday, April 5
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Verizon Center
Hockey Gambling Lines:
New York Rangers +1 ½ (-190) 5 ½ (+105) +160
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+165) 5 ½ (-125) -185
New York Rangers
After competing in 79 games so far this season, the Rangers slide into Wednesday night’s contest sporting a 47-26-6 record that yields the franchise 100 points. That centenary tally is good enough to rank the Rangers 4th in the Metropolitan Division, and plenty good enough to get the Rangers into the playoffs. The Maple Leafs will likely be the other team snagging the second Wild Card from the East, since Toronto has 93 points. The Rangers will be making the postseason for the 11th year in a row.
The Rangers come into Wednesday night’s matchup with the league’s 4th best offense, as well as the NHL’s 13th best defense. In addition, the Rangers wield the 11th best power play percentage and 23rd worst penalty kill percentage. New York has gone 2-3 in their last 5 games and will be coming off their most recent 4-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers this past Sunday.
The Capitals lead the league in points thanks to their jaw-dropping 53-18-8 record. Washington has 114 points which obviously ranks them 1st in the Metropolitan. The Capitals will be looking to rack up as many wins as possible this season, since their spot in the playoffs is already locked up. This will mark the third year in a row Washington is able to make an appearance in the online hockey betting postseason.
The Capitals enter their contest against the Rangers with the NHL’s 2nd best offense, as well as the best defense in the league. Additionally, Washington has the 3rd best power play percentage, and the 7th best penalty kill percentage. The Caps have gone 2-1 in their last three games.