Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers odds, picks and predictions

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The Carolina Hurricanes (25-6-6) meet the New York Rangers (20-12-6) Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Hurricanes vs. Rangers odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

The Hurricanes picked up a 5-4 win in a shootout Sunday over the New Jersey Devils, extending franchise records with an 11th straight win and 17th consecutive game with at least 1 point. Carolina is 15-0-2 during the run, last losing in regulation back on Nov. 23 against the Arizona Coyotes.

The Rangers posted a 5-3 road win against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, their 1st win in 3 games since the holiday break. New York doesn’t have a record point streak, but it is a solid 9-3 in the last 12 games overall.

Tuesday’s game is the 1st of 4 games this season between the teams.

Hurricanes at Rangers odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 10:34 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Hurricanes -125 (bet $125 to win $100) | Rangers +105 (bet $100 to win $105)
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Hurricanes -1.5 (+180) | Rangers +1.5 (-250)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -120 | U: +100)

Hurricanes at Rangers projected goalies

Antti Raanta (10-2-2, 2.62 GAA, .897 SV%, 2 SO) vs Igor Shesterkin (17-6-5, 2.41 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO)

Raanta allowed 4 goals on 28 shots last time out in New Jersey on New Year’s Day, snapping a 2-game shutout streak. He has won 6 starts in a row since getting yanked in a start in St. Louis on Dec. 1. He hasn’t lost in regulation since Nov. 12 in Colorado, a span of 9 starts.

Shesterkin was on the short end of a 2-1 shootout loss in Tampa Bay, stopping 39 of 40 shots. He has allowed 3 or fewer goals in 9 straight starts, and he was an impressive 7-2-2 with a 2.14 GAA and .927 SV% in 11 December outings to snap back into his Vezina Trophy form.

Hurricanes at Rangers picks and predictions

Prediction

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2

Moneyline

The streak ends at MSG. Back the RANGERS (+105) who are a solid short ‘dog at home.

New York has won 36 of the previous 51 meetings in this series, or .706 winning percentage during the lengthy stretch. The Blueshirts are also 21-5 in the past 26 meetings in Manhattan, with the home team going 6-1 in the previous 7 in the series.

Puck line/Against the spread

The Rangers +1.5 (-250) will cost you nearly 2 1/2 times your potential return, and that’s too expensive if you want a little insurance.

PASS.

Over/Under

OVER 5.5 (-120) is the slight lean, but play it at a half-unit at most.

The Over has cashed in 5 of the last 7 games on the road for the Canes, while also going 5-2 in the last 7 when playing on a day of rest.

The Rangers have also cashed the Over in 5 of the last 7 games inside the Metropolitan Division, while going 4-1-1 in the last 6 against teams with a winning percentage at .600 or better.

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