Despite the fact that the Rangers won the first two games of this series in Washington, gamblers that bet on hockey should know that the Capitals have had a lot of home success against the Rangers.
Hockey betting playoffs stats tell us that the Capitals have won 7 of the last 10 home meetings against the Rangers even with those losses in games one and two. Six of the last ten meetings between the two teams in Washington have been decided by a single goal as gamblers that bet on hockey should be aware.
The Capitals began this hockey betting playoffs series against the Rangers as a solid favorite and even though they lost the first two home games against New York, the Capitals are solid hockey betting playoffs favorites in this game as well. The Capitals have the better offense than the Rangers and recently they have equaled the Rangers in goal. Getting Jose Theodore out of goal and onto the bench has been a huge plus for the Capitals in this hockey betting playoffs matchup. Simeon Varlamov has been a huge difference in goal for the Capitals and he may end up winning this hockey betting playoffs series for the Caps. Gamblers that bet on hockey should remember that Washington was fantastic during the regular season at home this year and they should be able to defeat the Rangers in Game 5.
The Rangers struggled this season on the road and even though they won the first two games of this hockey betting playoffs series they may not be able to pull off another road win. The Rangers have struggled all season to score goals as hockey betting playoffs stats indicate and that has not changed in this series.
Hockey betting playoffs stats tell us this is a big under series at Washington. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams at Washington. The under makes a lot of sense in this hockey betting playoffs matchup considering Henrik Lundquist has played great and now Washington is getting great goaltending with Varlamov.