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Betting Hockey Online - Rangers at Caps

Betting hockey online handicappers remain optimistic about the long term prospects of the Capitals as a top Eastern Conference NHL betting contender.
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Betting hockey online concerns are mounting about the New York Rangers ability to last for the long haul as a NHL betting playoff contender after a hot start to the early season.

The Washington Capitals will host the New York Rangers on Monday night with a telecast on Versus set to start at 7:30 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critically important Eastern Conference showdown so be sure and open your account today for action.

The New York Rangers fell to a record of 27-19-2-1 overall and were fighting to stay in the top 8 of the Eastern Conference standings and hold onto the playoff berth that comes with that standing.  The Rangers offense was strong early in the season but has fallen off as of late to rank 13th for goals scored.  The defense remains the strength of the team and ranked 6th for goals against.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had a 2.26 goals against average and a whopping 7 shutouts to rank as one of the great goaltenders in the world.  The Rangers were 15-9-1 with the NHL betting odds on the road with just 7 of their 25 away games going over the total.

The Washington Capitals had a record of 26-14-5-3 and were 16-5-2-3 at home with just 10 of their 26 home games going over the total.  Washington was again struggling as they paid out in just 2 out of 6 games from January 11 through January 20.

Washington has dominated this head to head betting hockey online series with 13 payouts in the last 16 meetings including 7 of the last 9 overall.  The Rangers did win the last matchup between these two teams however as they humiliated the Caps with a 7-0 home payout on December 12.

Washington won the only other meeting of the season between the two teams as they scored a 5-3 road payout at Madison Square Garden on November 9.  Both of the previous meetings in this series for 2010-11 have gone over the total.

Washington has paid out in 14 of their last 20 home games against the Broadway Blueshirts with 4 of the last 5 meetings between the teams at Verizon Center going over the NHL betting lines.