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(NYR) New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

Game Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 | Game Time: 8:08 PM | Home Line: -1.5 | Total: 5.0

by George Smeader

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

The (NYR) New York Rangers travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 8:08 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013. Washington 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 Rangers/Capitals Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
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
May 4, 2013 (NYR) New York 0Washington1-1.55.0

When looking at the last 74 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 47 games compared to 27 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the (NYR) New York/Washington 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 74 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 (NYR) New York 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 74 games between the Rangers and the Capitals 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 (NYR) New York as the road team and with Washington as the home team.

Recent Results when (NYR) New York visits Washington

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 27, 2013 (NYR) New York 2Washington3-1.55.5
October 16, 2013 (NYR) New York 2Washington0-1.55.5
May 13, 2013 (NYR) New York 5Washington0-1.55.0
May 10, 2013 (NYR) New York 1Washington2-1.55.0
May 4, 2013 (NYR) New York 0Washington1-1.55.0
May 2, 2013 (NYR) New York 1Washington3-1.55.0
March 10, 2013 (NYR) New York 4Washington11.55.0

When looking at the last 38 games in this series while Washington has been the home team, we can see the Capitals have won 25 games compared to 13 wins for the Rangers. Average points scored per game by Washington in this situation is is 2.6 ppg while (NYR) New York has put up 2.1 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0.5 favoring the Rangers.

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 Rangers 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 38 games between the Rangers and the Capitals is 4.7 per game. That creates a differential of 0.3 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 5.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

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

This season the (NYR) New York Rangers have played 84 games, averaging 2.7 points per game, while allowing 2.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 47-37. Let's have a closer look at recent (NYR) New York Rangers results.

Recent (NYR) New York Rangers Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 22, 2014 (NYR) New York 4Philadelphia1-1.55.0
April 20, 2014 Philadelphia 4(NYR) New York2-1.55.0
April 17, 2014 Philadelphia 1(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
April 12, 2014 (NYR) New York 0Montreal1-1.55.0
April 10, 2014 Buffalo 1(NYR) New York2-1.55.0
April 8, 2014 Carolina 1(NYR) New York4-1.55.0
April 5, 2014 Ottawa 3(NYR) New York2-1.55.5

This season the (NYR) New York Rangers have played 41 games on the road, averaging 2.8 points per game, while allowing 2.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 26-15. Let's have a closer look at recent (NYR) New York Rangers results on the road.

Recent (NYR) New York Rangers Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 22, 2014 (NYR) New York 4Philadelphia1-1.55.0
April 12, 2014 (NYR) New York 0Montreal1-1.55.0
April 3, 2014 (NYR) New York 2Colorado3-1.55.5
April 1, 2014 (NYR) New York 3Vancouver11.55.0
March 30, 2014 (NYR) New York 5Edmonton01.55.0

Can the Washington Capitals Cover the Spread?

This season the Washington Capitals have played 79 games, averaging 2.8 points per game, while allowing 2.9 points per game. This has led to a season record of 37-37. Let's have a closer look at recent Washington Capitals results.

Recent Washington Capitals Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 13, 2014 Tampa Bay 1Washington0
April 11, 2014 Chicago 0Washington41.55.5
April 10, 2014 Washington 5Carolina2-1.55.5
April 8, 2014 Washington 4St. Louis1-1.55.5
April 5, 2014 Washington 4(NYI) New York3-1.55.5
April 4, 2014 Washington 1New Jersey2-1.55.5
April 1, 2014 Dallas 5Washington0-1.55.5
March 30, 2014 Washington 3Nashville4-1.55.5
March 29, 2014 Boston 4Washington21.55.5
March 25, 2014 Los Angeles 5Washington4-1.55.0

This season the Washington Capitals have played 40 games here at home, averaging 2.9 points per game, while allowing 2.8 points per game. This has led to a season record of 20-20. Let's have a closer look at recent Washington Capitals results when playing at home.

Recent Washington Capitals Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 13, 2014 Tampa Bay 1Washington0
April 11, 2014 Chicago 0Washington41.55.5
April 1, 2014 Dallas 5Washington0-1.55.5
March 29, 2014 Boston 4Washington21.55.5
March 25, 2014 Los Angeles 5Washington4-1.55.0
March 16, 2014 Toronto 2Washington4-1.55.5
March 14, 2014 Vancouver 3Washington4-1.55.5
March 10, 2014 Pittsburgh 3Washington21.55.5
March 8, 2014 Phoenix 2Washington3-1.55.5
March 2, 2014 Philadelphia 5Washington4-1.55.5

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