Washington Capitals vs. NY Rangers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/27/2023]

Washington Capitals vs. NY Rangers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/27/2023]

The NY Rangers and Washington Capitals are scheduled to meet in the NHL at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Wednesday's Capitals vs. Rangers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Capitals vs. Rangers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

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

Our leading predictive analytics model currently gives the Rangers a 64% chance of beating the Capitals.

According to our model, the Capitals (+1.5) have a 57% chance of covering the puck line, while the 5.5-goal Over/Under has a 53% chance of going over.

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Capitals vs. Rangers Odds

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

Bet Type Capitals Rangers
Puck Line +1.5 (-140) -1.5 (+120)
Moneyline +180 -215
Total o5.5 (-120) u5.5 (+100)
  • The Rangers are currently -1.5 favorites versus the Capitals, with +120 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Capitals (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -140.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Rangers at -215. That means you can risk $215 to win $100 for a total payout of $315 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Capitals at +180, where you can bet $100 to profit $180, earning a total payout of $280 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 5.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -120, as well as the best odds for the Under at +100.

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

As always, make sure you check the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Capitals vs. Rangers Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Capitals +1.5 -140
Moneyline Capitals +180
Total Over 5.5 -120


While the Rangers are more likely to win the game, betting on the Capitals moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges seen on Dimers is one of the keys to being profitable in the long run.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Capitals vs. Rangers Player Props

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

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

Our projections give Panarin a 7.9% chance of scoring the first goal at Madison Square Garden, while the Rangers star is a 34.2% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Washington Capitals

Player First Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 7.0%
Dylan Strome 4.7%
Tom Wilson 4.5%
Anthony Mantha 3.3%
Nic Dowd 3.2%

NY Rangers

Player First Goal Probability
Artemi Panarin 7.9%
Mika Zibanejad 7.9%
Chris Kreider 6.8%
Vincent Trocheck 5.5%
Alexis Lafreniere 4.9%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Washington Capitals

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 31.9%
Tom Wilson 24.6%
Dylan Strome 23.4%
Nic Dowd 18.1%
Anthony Mantha 16.8%

NY Rangers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Mika Zibanejad 36.1%
Artemi Panarin 34.2%
Chris Kreider 34.0%
Vincent Trocheck 27.8%
Alexis Lafreniere 24.9%
Remember, our model updates often, so keep an eye on this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Capitals vs. Rangers on Wednesday December 27, 2023.

Capitals vs. Rangers Game Information

Wednesday's matchup between the Rangers and Capitals at Madison Square Garden is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.


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