NHL Picks for Today: Capitals vs. Rangers 3/14
- Mar 14, 2023, 5:08:06 AM
New York Rangers
The Rangers come into this game with an overall record of 37-19-10 and a record of 8-7-2 against the Metropolitan Division. One of the keys to their success this season has been their power play, as they have an 18-5-2 record in games where they convert at least one power play. Artemi Panarin has been a standout player for the Rangers, with 20 goals and 53 assists this season. Chris Kreider has also been playing well, scoring four goals and adding two assists over the past 10 games.
The Capitals, on the other hand, have an 11-6-2 record against the Metropolitan Division and an overall record of 32-28-7. They have been successful in games where they score at least three goals, with a record of 29-4-3 in those games. T.J. Oshie has been a top performer for the Capitals this season, with 17 goals and 13 assists. Tom Wilson has also been playing well recently, with five goals and two assists in the last 10 games.
In their previous meeting this season, the Capitals came out on top with a 4-0 win. However, the Rangers have been performing better overall in the last 10 games, with a record of 4-5-1 compared to the Capitals' 4-5-1. The Rangers are averaging 2.5 goals and giving up 3.3 goals per game, while the Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals and giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Public Betting Data
According to the latest public betting data, 60% of the bets are currently in favor of the Rangers to win at home. However, it's important to note that public betting data can often be influenced by biases and not necessarily reflect the true outcome of the game.
As of now, the Rangers are favored to win with odds of -170, while the Capitals have odds of +150 to win. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.
Ryan Lindgren is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury for the Rangers. The Capitals will be without Carl Hagelin due to a hip injury, as well as John Carlson and Connor Brown who are out with face and lower body injuries respectively.
Although the odds and public betting data favor the Rangers, we believe that the Capitals have a chance to come out on top in this game. With a record of 29-4-3 in games where they score at least three goals, we believe that they have a strong chance of winning if they can capitalize on their scoring opportunities. In addition, the Rangers' recent record of 4-5-1 gives us reason to believe that the Capitals have a good chance of pulling off an upset.
Pick: Washington Capitals (+150)