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New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes meet at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday night for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, a best-of-seven series. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

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Score Prediction

Hurricanes 4, Rangers 2

Best Bet

Hurricanes -175

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES PREDICTIONS

The Rangers were on the ropes in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, going down 3-1 after four games. After a 4-3 loss in triple-overtime in Game 1, which saw Igor Shesterkin make 79 saves, the Rangers goaltender looked spent in Game 3 in Pittsburgh. In that game, the Rangers were buried 7-4. He started Game 4, but was pulled again, falling 7-2. The Penguins pushed the Rangers to the brink, but couldn't finish the deal.

New York registered a 5-3 in Game 5, and also 5-3 in Game 6, to force a decisive Game 7. In the final game at MSG, the Penguins were ahead late, but the Rangers forced overtime, tying it 3-3, and then won it 4-3 when Artemi Panarin came through with a laser past Tristan Jarry. The OVER ended up cashing in all seven of the games against the Pens.

Carolina and Boston played a tough seven-game series, with the home team winning each of the contests. The Hurricanes had home-ice advantage, and won all four games at PNC Arena with a combined score of 18-6, including a narrow 3-2 win in Game 7.

Antti Raanta stepped up and helped the Hurricanes to the series win, as Frederik Andersen missed the entire seven-game series with a lower-body injury. Andersen has been working his way back from the LBI, skating on his own, but it remains a mystery if he'll be back sooner or later. Raanta has looked good in his absence, with rookie Pyotr Kochetkov serving as the backup.

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ODDS

Rangers +140
Hurricanes -175
Rangers +1.5 (-179)
Hurricanes -1.5 (+155)
Over 6 (-110)
Under 6 (-110)

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Matchup: Metropolitan vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Location: Raleigh, N.C.
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 7 p.m. ET

NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 56-26-7
  • ATS: 45-44
  • O/U: 39-47-3

The Rangers were really on the ropes after four games, but New York heads into this series on a three-game win streak, outscoring the opposition 14-9. The OVER connected in all seven of the games against the Pens, and New York won its most recent road outing in Game 6 after dropping Games 3 and 4 away from home.

New York has picked up nine victories in the past 13 games on the road, but it is just 15-36 in the past 51 playoff games as an underdog. The Rangers are rested, last playing on Sunday. They're 6-2 in the past eight games when receiving two days of rest.

The OVER has hit in seven in a row for the Rangers, while going 4-1 in the past five on the road. They're also 3-0-2 in the past five in the Conference Semifinals Round. The UNDER is 4-1-1 in the past six for the Blueshirts in the playoffs as an underdog, while going 4-1 in the past five as a road 'dog.

CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 58-23-8
  • ATS: 44-45
  • O/U: 42-42-5

The Hurricanes play in one of the most difficult environments...for the opposition. Carolina picked up four wins in four tries at PNC Arena in front of its raucous home crowd. Carolina was also on quite the OVER run, going 5-0-1 in the first six games of the series before the UNDER cashed in Game 7.

Carolina has won 42 of the past 58 games at home, while cashing in 50 of the past 69 games as a favorite. The Hurricanes are also an impressive 25-8 in the past 33 playoff games as a favorite. The Canes are 5-0 in the past five Conference Semifinal games.

As far as the totals are concerned, the OVER is an impressive 8-1-1 in the past 10 games overall for the Hurricanes, while going 5-1 in the past six as a favorite, and 4-1 in the past five home games.

The favorite has cashed in five of the past seven meetings. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES CONCLUSION

The Rangers hit the road for Raleigh with renewed hope after a three-game win streak to go from the brink of elimination to sending the Penguins to the handshake line. They have dominated the Hurricanes over the years, winning 35 of the past 51 meetings, while the road team is 4-1 in the past five meetings. The UNDER is also 5-2 in the past seven meetings in Raleigh.

Despite the H2H historical trends, however, you have to like the OVER. The OVER was 5-1-1 in the opening round for the Canes, while going a perfect 7-0 for the Rangers. There is no reason to get away from that now. And based on Carolina's dominance at home, look to the moderate favorite, but play them lightly.

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING TRENDS

  • Rangers are 9-4 in the past 13 road games.
  • Rangers are 15-36 in the past 51 playoff games as a 'dog.
  • Hurricanes are 10-3 in the past 13 games overall.
  • Hurricanes are 42-16 in the past 58 home games.
  • Hurricanes are 50-19 in the past 69 games as a favorite.
  • Hurricanes are 25-8 in the past 33 playoff games as a fave.
  • Hurricanes are 5-0 in the past five Conference Semifinal games.
  • OVER is 7-0 in the past seven games overall for the Rangers.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five road games for the Rangers.
  • UNDER is 4-1-1 in the past six playoff games as a 'dog for the Rangers.
  • OVER is 8-1-1 in the past 10 games overall for the Hurricanes.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five home games for the Hurricanes.
  • OVER is 5-1 in the past six as a favorite for the Hurricanes.
  • Rangers are 35-16 in the past 51 meetings.
  • Favorite is 5-2 in the past seven meetings.
  • Road team is 4-1 in the past five meetings.
  • UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven meetings in Raleigh.
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