Capitals vs Rangers Prediction - NHL Picks 12/27/23

New York Rangers (23-8-1) vs Washington Capitals (17-9-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -189 / Washington Capitals +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at Madison Square Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Capitals vs Rangers prediction.

Can the Capitals Offense Bounce Back?

The Capitals offense hasn’t been good enough and they really struggled in the last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The offense only managed one shot and they ended up losing in overtime. Washington on the season is averaging 2.38 goals per game whale their defense is giving up 2.67 goals per game. The Capitals on the season is averaging 2.38 goals while their defense is giving up 2.67 goals per game. The defense is ranked 6th in the league. Dylan Storme has scored 13 goals and added seven assists so far this season. 

Can the Rangers Play Enough Defense? 

When the Rangers have struggled as of late, the defense just hasn’t been good enough. Two games ago against the Edmonton Oilers, the defense gave up four goals and they ended up losing by one. In the last game against the Buffalo Sabres, the defense gave up three goals, but the Rangers ended up winning in overtime. The Rangers are averaging 3.34 goals while their defense is giving up 2.75 goals per game. Artemi Panarin has scored 18 goals and added 26 assists per game. 

Capitals vs Rangers Betting Prediction

The Capitals offense has struggled all season and it’s going to be no different in this game. The offense is averaging 2.38 goals and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Rangers are defense is good and it’s going to step up here. I also don’t think the Rangers offense is going to find success here and this game is going to stay under the total. Back the under to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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