New York Rangers at Washington Capitals - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Washington Capitals - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (8-4-3) vs New York Rangers (5-7-3)

Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -148 / New York Rangers +134 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals meet Saturday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.

The New York Rangers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 13.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with five goals, Adam Fox has six assists and Mika Zibanejad has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 22 goals on 268 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 17 goals on 159 shots.

The Washington Capitals need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 32.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington with eight goals, John Carlson has eight assists and Alex Ovechkin has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up seven goals on 53 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 37 goals on 405 shots.

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The Rangers are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 overall. The over is 9-4 in Capitals last 13 overall. The Rangers are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Washington and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings.

The New York Rangers have had some recent success against the Capitals, which includes a win earlier this month. However, the Capitals are the more talented team and have an explosive offense that can erase mistakes in a hurry. Early games also usually favor the home team and the home team has won each of the last four meetings between these clubs. I'll take my chances with the Caps at home and the reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals -148

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