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NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/26/2024]

NY Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/26/2024]

The Washington Capitals and NY Rangers will lock horns in the NHL at Capital One Arena on Friday, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Friday's Rangers vs. Capitals matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Rangers vs. Capitals Prediction: Who Will Win

We have used powerful machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Friday's NHL Playoffs game between the Rangers and Capitals 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Rangers a 60% chance of defeating the Capitals.

According to our model, the over/under total of 5.5 goals also has a 52% chance of going over.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup.

Sixteen teams, including the Rangers and Capitals, made the 2024 NHL Playoffs, which includes four rounds: the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

Each round of the NHL Playoffs is contested as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins advancing to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Rangers vs. Capitals Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Rangers Capitals
Moneyline -175 +150
Total o5.5 (-110) u5.5 (-108)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Rangers vs. Capitals Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the latest odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Rangers vs. Capitals. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Rangers vs. Capitals Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Rangers vs. Capitals?

According to our model, NY's Artemi Panarin is most likely to score the first goal in Rangers vs. Capitals.

Our projections give Panarin a 7.9% chance of scoring the first goal at Capital One Arena, while the Rangers star is a 36.0% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

NY Rangers

Player First Goal Probability
Artemi Panarin 7.9%
Mika Zibanejad 7.0%
Chris Kreider 6.3%
Alexis Lafreniere 6.0%
Vincent Trocheck 4.8%

Washington Capitals

Player First Goal Probability
Dylan Strome 5.2%
Alex Ovechkin 4.9%
Tom Wilson 4.9%
John Carlson 4.7%
T.J. Oshie 4.6%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

NY Rangers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Artemi Panarin 36.0%
Mika Zibanejad 33.9%
Chris Kreider 33.4%
Alexis Lafreniere 29.8%
Vincent Trocheck 25.8%

Washington Capitals

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Tom Wilson 26.3%
Dylan Strome 26.0%
Alex Ovechkin 25.4%
John Carlson 24.3%
T.J. Oshie 22.2%

Rangers vs. Caps Game Information

Friday's matchup between the Capitals and Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to start at 7:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Rangers vs. Capitals includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live scores.


We predict the Rangers, with a 60% win probability, will likely beat the Capitals on Friday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Rangers vs. Capitals insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are rooted in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Nick Slade
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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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