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The Carolina Hurricanes are riding a four-game winning streak, but markets favor the New York Rangers in this Metropolitan Division showdown at the online sportsbook exchange. Will the Hurricanes clinch their fifth-straight win or will the Rangers come through as the betting online favorites?
Join us as we analyze this intriguing matchup between two legitimate Stanley Cup contenders and serve up choice NHL predictions and picks.
Canes Eye Fifth Win In a Row
The Carolina Hurricanes sit atop the Metropolitan Division with a 52-20-8 record and 112 points through 80 games. They are riding a four-game winning streak in Tuesday’s contest with the New York Rangers, improving to a 7-3-0 record in their last ten games.
The Canes are coming off a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on the road, marking their second straight road win after beating the New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the weekend. Only two games remain on Carolina’s schedule as they look to wrap up the division title.
Pyotr held it down for win No. 2⃣ pic.twitter.com/duUk6BKg0u
— x-Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) April 25, 2022
The Canes are averaging 3.34 goals per game which is the tenth-best in the league. As good as the offense is, the defense is better. Carolina leads the league with a 2.43 ‘goals against’ average.
Rangers Look to Bounce Back
The New York Rangers are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden, ending a four-game winning streak. Following the loss the Rangers slipped to a 7-2-1 record in their last ten games.
New York is second in the Metropolitan Division behind a solid 51-22-6 record and 108 points through 79 games. They’re four points behind the Carolina Hurricanes in the standings and with three games left on the schedule, they have an outside chance to win the division title.
The Rangers are scoring 3.05 goals per game, which puts them in 16th place. On the defensive side of the puck, the Rangers are allowing 2.46 goals per game. They’re second in the league after the Hurricanes.
“Got to finish. Keep finishing. Keep playing well.”
— x – New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 25, 2022
Hurricanes vs Rangers Head-to-Head
The Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers are even on a 5-5-0 record in their last ten meetings. The total stands at 4-6-0 during this 10-game span.
The Hurricanes clinched the most recent victory after beating the Rangers 4-2 at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2022. The Canes won the first meeting as well, crushing the Rangers 6-3 in Carolina on Januray 21, 2022. The lone victory for the Rangers came on March 20, when they beat the Canes 2-0 on the road.
Hurricanes vs Rangers Game Information
- Game: Hurricanes (52-28-8) vs Rangers (51-22-6)
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Hurricanes vs Rangers Live stream: NHL.TV
Hurricanes vs Rangers Betting Lines
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Prediction
Two of the league’s best defenses are set to go head-to-head when the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers reprise divisional hostilities at the Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
On the strength of these formidable defenses, this game comes across as a tossup for NHL picks – when looking at ‘outright’ picks. Considering what’s at stake, the motivation in both camps will be high. The Canes are in form and lead the series, but the hosts have home-ice advantage.
BetUS sportsbook installs the Rangers as the firm home favorites with odds tipped at -115. The Rangers have a good shot to win. Equally, an upset by the Canes priced at -105 isn’t out of the question. The fact is that the Canes have the 2-1 head-to-head edge this season, which includes the most recent victory. Thus, a win by the visitors wouldn’t surprise anyone.
Perhaps, the best bet here is a bet on the total. Seeing as these defenses are two of the best this season, a low-scoring game may well be on the cards.