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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Free Picks, Previews and Tips

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Free Picks, Previews and Tips

In a Sunday afternoon matchup, the New York Rangers led by Artemi Panarin will face off against the Washington Capitals led by Alex Ovechkin at Capital One Arena. The Rangers currently hold a strong 44-21-11 record and are sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division, just four points behind the first-place Carolina Hurricanes. Although they have lost their last two games, the Rangers have already secured their spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In their most recent game on Friday, the Rangers suffered a 2-3 defeat in overtime against the Buffalo Sabres. However, the team has won three out of their last five games.

In Friday’s game, the Rangers fell behind 0-2 early in the second period but were able to bounce back with goals from Kaapo Kakko and Adam Fox to tie the game at 2-all. Unfortunately, they were unable to find the back of the net in overtime, resulting in their defeat. Despite the loss, the Rangers showed resilience in battling back from a two-goal deficit.   

  • The total remained UNDER in 8 of NY Rangers’ last 12 games.
  • The New York Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’ last 6 games on the road.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Free Picks, Previews and Tips

The Washington Capitals will be looking to turn things around after a disappointing three-game losing streak as they host the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Capitals, who are 34-33-9 overall and sixth in the Metropolitan Division, have struggled in recent games, losing seven of their last ten matchups. On Thursday, they suffered a tough 1-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Despite Craig Smith scoring his first goal for the Capitals and cutting the lead to 1-2 in the second period, the defense collapsed in the final period, allowing three unanswered goals. The Capitals have posted a 17-14-6 record at home this year and will need to show more consistency to turn things around against the Rangers. 

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games.
  • The Washington Capitals are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home.

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals. The NHL Pick for this contest is NY Rangers. The New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals are both looking to end their recent losing streaks when they meet on Sunday. The Rangers have lost their last two games, but have won three of their last five, while the Capitals have lost their last three games and six of their last seven. Despite playing on the road, the Rangers are considered the better team in this matchup, and are predicted to come out on top with a 4-3 victory.  

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Capital One Arena in Washington. DC

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023                                                                                             


NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Rangers -125      

NHL Totals: 6.0

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