New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 5/16/2024

The New York Rangers (54-23-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7) on Thursday, May 16th. 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.

Rangers vs Hurricanes

new york rangers nhl

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 54-23-4, the Rangers are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, New York has gone 8-2, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. On the road this season, the Rangers are 25-12-4, and as the underdog, they have a record of 11-4-2.

Over their last five games, the Rangers have gone 3-2, and they are 1-2 in their last three games. For the year, New York has been favored in 64 of their 81 games, and they have gone 43-19-2 as the favorite.

On the road, the Rangers have a puck line record of 22-19 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is +.5 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 17 games and has a puck line record of 15-2 in those games.

Over their last ten road games, the Rangers have a puck line record of 8-2. In their last three games away from home, the team’s puck line record is 3-0. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 40-41.

Facing the Senators in their last game, the Rangers won by a score of 4-0. Throughout the game against the Senators, Rangers’ offense managed to score in every single period. Throughout the game, the New York offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 34 shots on goal.

New York also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 27-10-4, and they have won two straight games at PNC Arena. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina is in second place and has gone 35-15 against conference opponents. Overall, the Hurricanes have a record of 52-23-7.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4, and in their last five games, they are 2-3. When favored this season, Carolina has gone 49-19-7, and they have been favored in 75 of their 82 games. Against Metropolitan Division opponents, the Hurricanes have gone 16-10.

Carolina comes into this game 37-45 against the puck line this year, including going 18-23 at home. So far, the team’s average scoring differential at home is +.9 goals per game.

So far, the Hurricanes have been favored in 75 games and have gone 33-42 against the puck line as the favorite. Overall, they have 35 wins by multiple goals.

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. Out of Carolina’s three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 41 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Carolina went into the game 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

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. New York’s offense is currently ranked 7th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the league.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 44-34-3. Over the season, there have been 50 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

carolina hurricanes

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. The Carolina offense is ranked 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 4th in the NHL.

The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 33-47-2. Last season, they had 44 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games averaged 5.8 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against New York. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

Carolina defense takes on the Rangers ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 1st in shutouts, with 8 shutouts.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Trends

  • New York has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Carolina has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 7-3.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Rangers have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Hurricanes to secure a victory over the Rangers at home. With the moneyline currently set at -164, 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.

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.

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

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.