Planning on watching today's Rangers and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on TNT. This Metropolitan division matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Rangers.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, May 11th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Rangers.
  • We like the Rangers on the moneyline (+122)
  • The Rangers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Taking a Look at the Rangers Chances in Raleigh

As the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have been favored in 79% of their games this season, and they have won their last two games as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, New York has gone 34-16, and they have a record of 54-23-4 overall. On the road, the Rangers have gone 25-12-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 9-1, and they have won their last three games as the underdog. New York has won five straight games and has gone 5-0 in their last five games.

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

As the underdog, the Rangers have a puck line record of 15-2, and they have won three games in a row vs. the puck line as the underdog. When they are the underdog, New York's average scoring margin is at +1 goal per game.

On average, New York's games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Rangers come in with an over/under record of 44-34-3.

Across their last three road contests, New York has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.

New York's current leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. This season, he has 49 goals, which puts him 5th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 69 assists.

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.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin comes into the game having made 54 starts this season. So far, his record is 35-17 and he has a save percentage of 0.94%.

Will the Hurricanes Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 27-10-4 and have won two straight games. Overall, Carolina has gone 52-23-7, including a 35-15 record against Eastern Conference opponents. In the Metropolitan Division, the Hurricanes are in second place, and they have gone 16-10 against divisional opponents.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 5-5, and they have lost three straight games. This season, Carolina has been favored in 75 of their 82 games, and they have gone 49-19-7 as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in second place, and they have 111 points.

Carolina enters this game with a puck line record of 37-45 for the season, including going 18-23 at home. So far this year, the Hurricanes have 35 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game.

Overall, Carolina has been favored in 75 games, going 33-42 against the puck line in those contests. Over their last ten home games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Carolina is 6. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 33-47-2.

New York has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes' offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Carolina's offense is Sebastian Aho. Coming into the game he has 36 goals, ranking 22nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 53 assists this season.

Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started 40 games in this season. His current record is 23-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.69%.