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Monday’s sports betting highlight is a NHL Game 7 showdown between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes. PointsBet has new customers covered with up to $2,000 in risk-free bets. Available in a number of states including New York and New Jersey, the timing for Monday night’s matchup is perfect.

Carolina took a 3-2 series lead into Saturday’s Game 6 but New York rolled to a 5-2 victory at home as a -120 favorite. Monday night’s series finale at PNC Arena in Charlotte is slated for 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. PointsBet has opened the Hurricanes as -145 favorites with the total set at 5.5 goals.

The Hurricanes built a 2-0 series lead while outscoring New York 4-1 in the first two games at home. The Rangers went on to win three of the next four meetings to even the score at 3-3. The total went OVER 5.5 in Saturday’s contest after staying UNDER 5.5 goals in each of the first five games of this Eastern Conference semifinals series.

Scoring has been at a premium for both teams with some outstanding play by each team’s goalie. Carolina has lit the lamp 11 times in six games with the Rangers scoring a total of 13 goals. The early betting consensus at VegasInsider for Monday’s Game 7 is pretty much split on the PointsBet money line. However, there is a much stronger lean towards betting the UNDER on the total line.

The total went OVER in all seven games in New York’s thrilling 4-3 series win against Pittsburgh in the opening round. Rangers’ goalie Igor Shesterkin has been stellar between the pipes against Carolina. He stopped 37 of 39 shots in Game 6 to help his team keep this series alive. In 13 postseason games overall, he has a goals-against average of 2.74 and a .926 save percentage.

Carolina eliminated Boston in seven games in its opening round matchup. The total went OVER or ended as a PUSH in six of those games. Hurricanes’ goalie Antti Raata was pulled from Saturday’s contest after giving up more than a few soft goals. However, he is expected to get the start on Monday night. He has been in goal for 12 of the team’s 13 postseason games. His GAA stands at 2.20 with a .924 save percentage.

Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.