New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 5/11/2024

The New York Rangers (54-23-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7) on Saturday, May 11th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on TNT. 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 7:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into the final game of the regular season, the New York Rangers have already clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 54-23-4 and have won five straight games. On the road this season, the Rangers are 25-12-4, and they have won three straight games as the underdog.

For the season, the Rangers have been favored in 64 of their 81 games and have gone 43-19-2 in those games. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have the best record at 34-16, and they have gone 18-8 against teams from the Metropolitan Division.

On the season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 40-41 and a road puck line record of 22-19. So far, they have 31 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.

As the underdog, New York has a puck line record of 15-2, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.5 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Rangers have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Rangers hosted the Senators and came away with a 4-0 victory. Facing off against the Senators’ defense, 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 came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Carolina has gone 27-10-4 and have been favored in 75 of their 82 games. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 5-5, and they are currently on a two-game home winning streak. Overall, Carolina has gone 52-23-7, which has them in second place in both the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division.

Over their last five games, the Hurricanes have gone just 1-4, and they have lost each of their last three games. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Carolina has gone 35-15 this season. For the season, the Hurricanes have scored 245 goals while allowing 196.

At home this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 18-23. Overall, their puck line record is 37-45, and they have 35 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Carolina has been favored in 75 games and has a puck line record of 33-42 as the favorite. Their average scoring margin this year is +.8 goals per contest.

After suffering a 6-3 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets, the Hurricanes are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Hurricanes scored two goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Of Carolina’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 41 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Carolina was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

New York Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 9th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 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.

So far, the Rangers have an over/under record of 44-34-3. Coming into the game, they have played 50 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 7th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. Looking at how the Hurricanes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

The Hurricanes have posted an over/under record of 33-47-2 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 44 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 5.5. On average, their games had 5.8 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against New York. They also are 14th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

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.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Trends

  • New York has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Across the Hurricanes last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 8-2 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Carolina was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 7-3 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Rangers have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to come out with a win against the Rangers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -148, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes to win outright.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Rangers to cover. Even if the Hurricanes secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Rangers should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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