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Washington Capitals vs (NYR) New York Rangers

Game Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013 | Game Time: 4:38 PM | Home Line: -1.5 | Total: 5.0

by Max Prophet

Washington Capitals v (NYR) New York Rangers Series Betting Trends

The Washington Capitals travel to (NYR) New York to play the Rangers at 4:38 PM on Sunday, May 12, 2013. (NYR) New York is the favorite in this matchup, laying -1.5 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 5.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NHL sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Capitals/Rangers Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 23, 2014 Washington 2(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
January 19, 2014 Washington 1(NYR) New York4-1.55.5
December 27, 2013 (NYR) New York 2Washington3-1.55.5
December 8, 2013 Washington 4(NYR) New York1-1.55.0
October 16, 2013 (NYR) New York 2Washington0-1.55.5
May 13, 2013 (NYR) New York 5Washington0-1.55.0
May 12, 2013 Washington 0(NYR) New York1-1.55.0
May 10, 2013 (NYR) New York 1Washington2-1.55.0
May 8, 2013 Washington 3(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
May 6, 2013 Washington 3(NYR) New York4-1.55.0

When looking at the last 75 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 48 games compared to 27 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Washington/(NYR) New York series is 2.8 ppg while the vistor has put up 2.3 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0.5 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 75 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 0.5 ppg. That represents a value number of -1 when meassured against the offered line of -1.5, suggesting a wager on Washington makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 75 games between the Capitals and the Rangers is 5.1 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 0.1 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 5.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Washington as the road team and with (NYR) New York as the home team.

Recent Results when Washington visits (NYR) New York

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 23, 2014 Washington 2(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
January 19, 2014 Washington 1(NYR) New York4-1.55.5
December 8, 2013 Washington 4(NYR) New York1-1.55.0
May 12, 2013 Washington 0(NYR) New York1-1.55.0
May 8, 2013 Washington 3(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
May 6, 2013 Washington 3(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
March 24, 2013 Washington 3(NYR) New York2-1.55.0

When looking at the last 37 games in this series while (NYR) New York has been the home team, we can see the Rangers have won 23 games compared to 14 wins for the Capitals. Average points scored per game by (NYR) New York in this situation is is 3.1 ppg while Washington has put up 2.6 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0.5 favoring the Capitals.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 0.5 ppg. That represents a value number of -1 when meassured against the offered line of -1.5, suggesting a wager on the Capitals makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 37 games between the Capitals and the Rangers is 5.7 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 0.7 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 5.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Can the Washington Capitals Cover the Spread?

This season the Washington Capitals have played 47 games, averaging 3.0 points per game, while allowing 2.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 25-22. Let's have a closer look at recent Washington Capitals results.

Recent Washington Capitals Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 27, 2015 Washington 3Columbus41.55.5
January 20, 2015 Edmonton 5Washington4-1.55.5
January 17, 2015 Washington 4Dallas5-1.55.5
January 16, 2015 Washington 3Nashville4-1.55.5
January 14, 2015 Philadelphia 0Washington1
January 12, 2015 Colorado 1Washington2-1.55.5
January 10, 2015 Detroit 1Washington3-1.55.5

This season the Washington Capitals have played 25 games on the road, averaging 3.0 points per game, while allowing 2.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 13-12. Let's have a closer look at recent Washington Capitals results on the road.

Recent Washington Capitals Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 27, 2015 Washington 3Columbus41.55.5
January 17, 2015 Washington 4Dallas5-1.55.5
January 16, 2015 Washington 3Nashville4-1.55.5
January 8, 2015 Washington 2Philadelphia3-1.55.5
January 7, 2015 Washington 6Toronto21.55.5

Can the (NYR) New York Rangers Cover the Spread?

This season the (NYR) New York Rangers have played 44 games, averaging 3.0 points per game, while allowing 2.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 27-22. Let's have a closer look at recent (NYR) New York Rangers results.

Recent (NYR) New York Rangers Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 27, 2015 (NYR) New York 1(NYI) New York4-1.55.5
January 20, 2015 Ottawa 2(NYR) New York3-1.55.5
January 18, 2015 (NYR) New York 5Pittsburgh2-1.55.5
January 16, 2015 (NYR) New York 2Columbus11.55.5
January 15, 2015 (NYR) New York 0Boston3-1.55.0
January 13, 2015 (NYI) New York 3(NYR) New York0-1.55.5
January 10, 2015 (NYR) New York 3San Jose1-1.55.0
January 8, 2015 (NYR) New York 4Los Angeles3-1.55.0
January 7, 2015 (NYR) New York 4Anaheim1-1.55.0
January 3, 2015 Buffalo 1(NYR) New York6-1.55.5

This season the (NYR) New York Rangers have played 23 games here at home, averaging 3.0 points per game, while allowing 2.5 points per game. This has led to a season record of 14-9. Let's have a closer look at recent (NYR) New York Rangers results when playing at home.

Recent (NYR) New York Rangers Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 20, 2015 Ottawa 2(NYR) New York3-1.55.5
January 13, 2015 (NYI) New York 3(NYR) New York0-1.55.5
January 3, 2015 Buffalo 1(NYR) New York6-1.55.5
December 27, 2014 New Jersey 1(NYR) New York3-1.55.0
December 23, 2014 Washington 2(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
December 21, 2014 Carolina 0(NYR) New York1-1.55.0
December 8, 2014 Pittsburgh 3(NYR) New York4-1.55.5
December 1, 2014 Tampa Bay 6(NYR) New York3-1.55.5
November 29, 2014 Philadelphia 2(NYR) New York5-1.55.5
November 23, 2014 Montreal 0(NYR) New York5-1.55.0

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