Both the Capitals and Rangers have been cashing Over tickets recently, and Wednesday night's playoff opener should see plenty of offense in Washington's Verizon Center.

The nerves will show for both teams as the NHL playoffs start tonight with the New York Rangers traveling to meet the Washington Capitals.

The Rangers have played over the total in seven of their last eight road games.  That includes a 4-3 win in Philly on Sunday in their regular season finale. The Over is 6-2 in their last eight games following a win.

In their last eight games as an underdog, the Over is 6-2. The Over is 6-1 in New York's last seven Conference Quarterfinals games.

The Over is 14-3-1 in the Capitals' last 18 home games. In their last seven games overall, the Over is 5-1-1. In their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning record, the Over is 8-2-1. Play the Over in Game 1.

Free Pick: Rangers-Capitals Over 5½ (-110)