Hurricanes vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Prediction 5/5/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (54-23-4) on Sunday, May 5th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.

Hurricanes vs Rangers

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The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

For the season, the Hurricanes have gone 52-23-7, and they are in second place in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. On the road, Carolina has gone 25-13-3, and they have been the favorite in 75 of their 82 games.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 8-2, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games. Against the Eastern Conference, Carolina is 35-15, and they have gone 49-19-7 as the favorite.

On the road this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 19-22, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, Carolina has 35 wins by multiple goals and 17 wins by one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 37-45, and in their last ten games, they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line. In their last five games, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 3-2.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. In terms of offense, the Hurricanes netted two goals during the opening period and one time in the second period. Carolina’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 41 shots on goal and four giveaways.

In this game, Carolina was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Rangers are 29-11-0, and they have won two straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are in first place with a record of 34-16, and overall, they are 54-23-4. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 8-2, and they have won five straight games.

As the underdog, the Rangers have gone 11-4-2, and they have won three straight games as the underdog. Against teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers are 18-8, and they have gone 43-19-2 when favored this season. Over their last three games, the Rangers have gone 3-0.

On the season, the Rangers have gone 40-41 against the puck line, and they have gone 25-39 against the puck line as the favorite. So far, the team has 31 wins by multiple goals and 23 wins by just one goal.

New York comes into the game 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 5-5 in their last 10 games. At home, the Rangers are 18-22 vs. the puck line this season and 3-7 in their last ten games.

In their most recent game, the Rangers hosted the Senators and secured a 4-0 victory. Against the Senators, the Rangers’ offense scored in all three periods. For the game, the New York offense took 34 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

New York also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. This season, the Hurricanes are 39-20 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-1 record.

The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 33-47-2. Over the course of last season, they had 44 games that did not surpass the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.8 per game.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Rangers are 33-15 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 20-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the over/under record for the Rangers’ is 44-34-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 50 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 1st in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 14th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Rangers Trends

  • Across the Hurricanes last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, New York has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.

Hurricanes vs Rangers Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Hurricanes to secure a victory over the Rangers on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -113, I’m locking in my bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Rangers to cover. Even if the Hurricanes manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Rangers should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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