New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 20 (5/20): NHL

New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 20 (5/20): NHL

Credit: photo by  James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Rangers money line +150
Rangers spread +1.5 (-170)
Hurricanes money line -175
Hurricanes spread -1.5 (+145)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  New York Rangers Carolina Hurricanes
Record 56-34 59-31
Road / home record 26-19 34-12
Streak L1 W2
Goals per game 3.09 3.38
Goals allowed per game 2.49 2.44
Shots per game 29.2 34.1
Shots allowed per game 30.8 28.2
PP % 25.2% 22.0%
PK % 18.53% 11.96%
Over / under record 39-47-4 45-40-5

 

Preview

The New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes will meet again at the PNC Arena in Carolina to play the Game 2 of the playoffs 2nd round in the East. The Canes took the win 2-1 in Game 1 to take the lead in the series. Sebastian Aho extended the game. Ian Cole ended it. And that allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to escape their first home loss of the playoffs despite being completely outplayed most of the night.

New York Rangers

The Rangers won 3 of their last 4 games and are 26-19 on the road this season, with a 56-34 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 19-14 in division matchups. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.

Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Andrew Copp has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 5-5, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have won 3 of the last 5 games and are 34-12 at home with a 59-23-8 overall ranking 1st in the Metropolitan division. The Hurricanes are 35-17-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.6.

Nino Niederreiter has scored 24 goals with 20 assists for the Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Hurricanes are 7-3, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game..

BETTING TRENDS

NY Rangers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Carolina.

NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Carolina are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.

Carolina are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Rangers gave quite a fight in Game 1 dominating in the most part of the game but it the end the Canes took the win in overtime. Expect another close game in Game 2 where the Rangers will cover the puck line or even win the game.

PICK: Rangers +1.5 (-170)

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