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Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 Odds, Prediction & Player Props

Washington Capitals center Aliaksei Protas and New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox battle for the puck

Apr 23, 2024; New York, New York, USA; Washington Capitals center Aliaksei Protas (21) and New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) battle for the puck during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

  • The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals play Game 3 on Friday night
  • The Friday night NHL odds favor the Rangers to take a 3-0 series lead
  • Read below for Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 prediction, odds and props to bet

The New York Rangers will look to become the third team in the NHL Eastern Conference to take a 3-0 lead in their respective playoff series on Friday. New York plays Washington in Game 3 on April 26th, with puck drop set for 7:30 PM ET.

The latest NHL playoff odds favor New York to go up 3-0 in the series, pricing Peter Laviolette’s club as heavy -170 home favorites. The over/under is offered at 5.5, while player props are also available.

Let’s delve into our Ranger vs Caps Game 3 prediction as we break down odds and player props to target for Friday night.

Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
NY Rangers -1.5 (+150) -170 Over 5.5 (-110)
WAS Capitals +1.5 (-180) +145 Under 5.5 (-110)

In the Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 odds, New York are -130 moneyline favorites, giving them a % implied win probability. The Capitals come back as +110 underdogs, giving them % implied win probability.


Odds as of April 25, 2024, at Bet365 Sportsbook. Unlock the Bet365 promo code to bet on Rangers vs Capitals tonight.

Rangers Betting Analysis

The Rangers can take a stranglehold in this best-of-seven series with a win over the Capitals at Capital One Arena. New York has unsurprisingly looked like the better team through two games, outscoring the Caps by an 8-4 margin so far.

The Rangers, who owned the third-best power play (26.4 percent) in the NHL in the regular season, scored two goals with the man advantage in Tuesday’s victory. Center Mika Zibanejad provided one of those, giving him three points (one goal, two assists) in the two games.

New York has been getting reliable goaltending from Igor Shesterkin, who is sporting a .913 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA in the two games. While he’s been dominant at even strength, the Capitals were able to exploit him for two goals on the man advantage in Game 1.

Capitals Betting Analysis

The Capitals are searching for their first playoff win of 2024 as they return home to play Game 3. The big storyline for the Caps this postseason has been the struggles of Alex Ovechkin. The Great Eight has recorded just one shot on goal in the series after getting hot in the second half of the regular season.

The Capitals played a much better game in Game 2 than they did in Game 1. The advanced metrics actually show Washington with the higher expected goals at 5-on-5 in Game 2 after getting significantly outchanced in the opener.

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Tuesday’s game was ultimately decided in the second period. New York scored twice in a two-and-a-half-minute span to break a 2-2 tie, which led to a 4-3 NY win.

There is some concern in the goalie crease, as Charlie Lindgren has cooled off following a red-hot stretch to conclude the NHL regular season. Through two games, Lindgren is sporting a .864 save percentage and a 4.12 GAA. Not helping matters is the fact that key defensemen Nick Jensen and Rasmus Sandin have both been ruled out until sometime in May.

Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 Prediction

You have to lay some juice, but we’re betting on New York to become the third consecutive Eastern team to take a 3-0 series lead. The Caps are a tough out at Capital One Arena, but the Rangers were one of the NHL’s best road teams during the regular season, posting a 15-13-3 record away from MSG.

Here are some other betting trends to keep in mind before making a Rangers vs Capitals Game 3 prediction:

  • Rangers are 5-0 in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Rangers are 5-1 in their last six games playing on two days rest.
  • Capitals are 1-5 in their last six home games following a road trip of seven or more days.

New York’ offense is clicking to well right now to consider betting against them in the NHL Playoff odds. They thrive coming off rest, while the Caps have struggled returning from a road trip. Furthermore, Sheshterkin should bounce back after a bit of a down game (by his high standards).

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