Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington Capitals Can Place Stranglehold on Rangers

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Washington CapitalsThe New York City Rangers entered the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the 13/4 favourites, but they're currently down 2-1 in their Eastern Seminar semi-final versus the Washington Capitals. Game four happens Wednesday evening (7:30 PM ET, Sportsnet) in DC.

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The Washington Capitals were a 9/1 underdog to win the Cup after requiring the full seven games to get rid of the New York Islanders in the first round. But in what's been a very close series thus far, the Caps have won two times by a single goal, consisting of Monday's 1-0 victory as -115 home favourites. The Rangers have now played ten straight post season games where the margin of success was down to one goal.

All those close games have been toxin to Rangers fans banking on the puck line. New York City has a 1-7 ATS playoff record for a shortage of six betting units, while the Washington Capitals is close to breaking even at 5-5 ATS (minus-0.33 units). If you're wagering the totals, the under looks like a sharp choice with both clubs maintaining the ratings down; the under is 2-0-1 in this series after going a consolidated 8-3 for these two teams in the first round.

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