Hurricanes vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1

by | May 17, 2022

The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers Wednesday for Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round, starting at 7:00 PM ET. The bookmakers have made the Hurricanes solid favorites at -170 on the moneyline, and the Rangers are at +143. Find more below on the Hurricanes vs. Rangers betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line

Hurricanes vs Rangers Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Hurricanes -170 Rangers +143

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Arena: PNC Arena

Computer Predictions for Hurricanes vs. Rangers

Computer picks for Hurricanes vs Rangers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Hurricanes (-1.5) Over (5.5) Hurricanes 4 Rangers 2

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Betting Trends

  • Through 74 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Carolina has won 52 of those games.
  • In 36 games with moneyline oddds lower than -170, the Hurricanes have 26 wins.
  • There is a 63.0% chance that Carolina wins this contest, per the moneyline.
  • Carolina Hurricanes Leaders

  • Sebastian Aho is one of Carolina’s leading contributors with 81 points. He has 37 goals and 44 assists this season.
  • Andrei Svechnikov is another top contributor for Carolina with 69 points (0.9 per game), scoring 30 goals and adding 39 assists.
  • Teuvo Teravainen’s 65 points this season have come via 22 goals and 43 assists.
  • In 52 games, Frederik Andersen has a record of 35-14-3. He has conceded 111 goals (2.17 goals against average) and has racked up 1320 saves.
  • Carolina Hurricanes Season Stats

  • The Hurricanes’ 277 goals this season make them the ninth-best scoring team in the NHL.
  • On defense, the Hurricanes are the strongest squad in NHL play, allowing 200 total goals (just 2.4 per game).
  • The team has the league’s third-best goal differential at +77 this season.
  • The Hurricanes have netted 51 power-play goals on 232 power-play chances this season, ranking 13th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes’ offense has the league’s 13th-ranked power-play conversion rate (22.0%).
  • The Hurricanes’ offense has recorded four shorthanded goals this season (24th among all squads).
  • The Hurricanes have a league-leading 87.7% penalty-kill percentage this season.
  • The Hurricanes’ players win 53.9% of their faceoffs to rank fourth in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes have a 9.9% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking 13th in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes average 22.0 hits and 10.5 blocked shots per game.
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been an underdog in 35 games this season, with 18 upset wins (51.4%).
  • New York has 11 games this season playing as an underdog by +143 or longer, and is 4-7 in those contests.
  • The moneyline implies a 41.2% chance of victory for the Rangers.
  • New York Rangers Leaders

  • New York’s Artemi Panarin has collected 74 assists and 22 goals in 75 games, good for 96 points.
  • Mika Zibanejad has made a big impact for New York this season with 82 points, thanks to 30 goals and 52 assists.
  • Chris Kreider has 52 goals and 25 assists for Carolina.
  • Igor Shesterkin’s record stands at 36-13-4 on the season, giving up 106 goals (2.1 goals against average) and amassing 1516 saves with a .935 save percentage (fifth-best in the league).
  • New York Rangers Season Stats

  • The Rangers have scored 250 goals this season (3.0 per game) to rank 15th in the league.
  • The Rangers have conceded just 2.5 goals per game, 204 total, the second-fewest among league teams.
  • They have a +46 goal differential, which is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Rangers have put up 55 power-play goals this season (on 218 power-play chances). That’s the ninth-most in the NHL.
  • The Rangers have a 25.2% power-play conversion rate, the NHL’s No. 4 percentage.
  • The Rangers have scored eight shorthanded goals.
  • The Rangers’ seventh-best penalty kill rate is 82.3%.
  • The Rangers have the NHL’s 24th-ranked faceoff win rate (48%).
  • The Rangers are shooting 10.5% (eighth in the league).
  • The Rangers have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • Hurricanes and Rangers Injury Report

    Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: Day To Day (Lower-Body), Frederik Andersen: Out (Lower body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip/back)

    Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: Out (Lower Body), Sammy Blais: Out For Season (Lower body)

    Betting Tips for Hurricanes vs. Rangers

    We have the Hurricanes listed as the best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the Hurricanes (-1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 5.5 goals when all is said and done.

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