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NHL Pick: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Overview

The Carolina Hurricanes visit Madison Square Garden in New York tonight where they face the Rangers. The Rangers have absolutely owned the Hurricanes over the past four or five seasons winning 16 of the last 17 meetings overall and the last 9 in a row played in new York.

Head to Head Trends

Hurricanes are 1-16 in the last 17 meetings.
Hurricanes are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings played in new York.

Rangers PickNew York Rangers (-195)

The New York Rangers are 1st in the Metropolitan Division with 22 points 2 points up on the 2nd place Washington Capitals. The Rangers had a bit of a slow start to the season but they have been on fire ever since winning 7 of their last 8 games with their only loss coming in a shootout versus the Flyers. The Rangers are doing pretty good on offense averaging 3.00 goals per game and they also have one of the best defenses in the league allowing just 1.71 goals per game which is obviously really good but they are allowing 32 shots per game which is a little high.

New York Rangers Trends

Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
Under is 9-1-3 in Rangers last 13 games playing on 2 days rest.

Carolina Hurricanes (+175) 

The Carolina Hurricanes are 7th in the Metropolitan Division with 12 points 10 points out of 1st place. The Hurricanes have 6 wins so far this season with 3 of those coming in overtime so they could have easily lost a couple of those games. It looks like the Hurricanes main problem this season has been putting pucks in the net. They are averaging over 30 shots per game but they are averaging just 2.14 goals per game so maybe they are due for a few bounces to start going their way or maybe it’s just a sign of a low skilled team.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends

Hurricanes are 9-24 in their last 33 games following a win.
Hurricanes are 14-37 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record.

Conclusion

Even though the Rangers are a pretty big favorite at -195 I still like them over the Hurricanes in this one. Obviously the Rangers are the better team but what I really like about them is their defense/goaltending has been outstanding so far this season and with the Hurricanes already struggling to score goals I don’t see them doing a whole lot in this one.

Free Pick: New York Rangers -195  

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