In a late season National Hockey League game, the New York Rangers will visit the PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina on Thursday. The New York Rangers are the second best team in the Eastern Conference, with a 43-24-9 record on the season. New York has 95 points, which is second in the Metropolitan, only behind the Washington Capitals. For the Carolina Hurricanes, they are playing their final five games of the season. The Hurricanes are 33-28-16 on the season for 82 points. That ranks them tied for 10th in the East with the New Jersey Devils. If you want to keep up with this pro hockey odds match up make sure to check out Mybookie.ag.
How To Bet on the NY Rangers vs. Carolina NHL Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on the Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are 3-2-5 in their last 10 games. The Hurricanes are coming off a tough 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday. That loss came after a 3-2 win over the Devils over the weekend. The Hurricanes are one of the worst offensive teams in all of the league; with 2.4 goals per game. Carolina is allowing 2.7 goals per game, which ranks 17th in the league. The top offensive threat for the Hurricanes this season has been left wing Jeff Skinner, with 26 goals, and 21 assists.
Why Bet on the Rangers
The New York Rangers have scored 219 goals on the season, and allowed 199. The Rangers are one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference to hang with Washington in the postseason. New York’s top goal scorer has been center Derick Brassard, with 27 goals and 30 assists. The Rangers are scoring 2.8 goals per game, which is 5th in the league. The Rangers, with 5 more points will finish the regular season with their second season of 100 points or more. New York is coming off an overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The New York Rangers should find a way to win this game on the road. The goaltending for the Rangers should make a difference as Henrik Lundqvist is expected to be in net. He is 33-19-8 on the season, and will go against Cam Ward. Ward is 21-16-9 on the season. The Rangers are on the road, where they are not nearly as good, as they are at Madison Square Garden. But, in the end, the New York Rangers are going to clinch a postseason spot with the win. Bet the New York Rangers -133 over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Our final score prediction is: Rangers 4 and Hurricanes 2.