Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 3/12/2024

The New York Rangers (41-18-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (39-19-6) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

As the third-place team in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have a record of 41-18-4. On the road, they are 19-10-4 and have won two straight games as the favorite.

Over their last ten games, New York is 7-3 and 33-14-2 when favored. So far this season, the Rangers have been favored in 49 of their 63 games.

On the road this season, the Rangers have gone 17-16 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 14 games, going 12-2 against the puck line in those games.

Overall, the Rangers have gone 32-31 against the puck line, including a mark of 6-4 in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.

In their previous game, the Rangers hosted the Devils and game away with a 3-1 win. Offensively, the Rangers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored two times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, New York managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 8 turnovers.

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

The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 21-8-4, and they have won each of their last two games at home. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last three games, the Hurricanes have won each game.

So far this season, Carolina has gone 39-19-6 overall, and they have been the favorite in 57 of their games. As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 36-15-6. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Carolina has gone 24-10, and they have gone 12-6 against the other teams in the Metropolitan Division.

Carolina comes into this game with an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. When favored, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 23-34, including going 5-5 in their last ten games at home.

So far, the team’s puck line record is 27-37, and they have 25 wins by multiple goals. In their last three games, the Hurricanes have gone 3-0 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Hurricanes faced the Flames and came out victorious with a score of 7-2. In all three periods, the Hurricanes’ offense found the net against the Flames. In the game, Carolina managed to score all seven goals at even strength. They concluded with 40 shots on goal and committed 13 turnovers.

Carolina also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

New York Offense Breakdown

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The New York offense is ranked 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 22nd in the NHL.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 31-29-3. Over the season, there have been 28 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. So far this year, the Hurricanes are 27-16 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 11-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 27-36-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

New York Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 4 shutouts.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Trends

  • Although New York has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, Carolina has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 3-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rangers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Rangers to take down the Hurricanes on the road. With the moneyline currently at +131, I’m placing my bet on the Rangers straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Rangers winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Rangers straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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