Planning on watching today’s Rangers and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 against the Rangers in a Metropolitan division matchup.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • The Hurricanes enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Rangers (+1.5)

Can the Rangers Grab a Win on the Road?

On the season, the Rangers have gone 41-18-4 and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, New York is in 1st place. In their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 7-3.

When playing on the road this season, New York has gone 19-10-4. As the underdog, the Rangers have gone 8-4-2. Against the Eastern Conference, they have gone 23-12. So far this season, New York has been the favorite in 49 of their games.

On the season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 32-31, including going 6-4 over their last ten games. Overall, New York has 25 wins by multiple goals compared to just 16 wins by one goal.

As the underdog, the Rangers have a puck line record of 12-2, and their average scoring margin in those games is at +.9 goals per contest. So far, the team has been the underdog in 14 games.

This season, New York’s games have an average of 6.1 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Rangers come in with an over/under performance of 31-29-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Coming into the game, the Rangers have a 25-11 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 16-6.

New York’s leading goal scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far this season, he has 35 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 50 assists this season.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 41 starts this season. His record at this point is 26-13, and his save percentage is 0.907%.

Will Carolina Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 21-8-4, and they have won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina is in fourth place, and they have gone 24-10 against the East. Overall, the Hurricanes are 39-19-6, and they have been favored in 57 of their 64 games.

Against the Metropolitan Division, Carolina has gone 12-6, and they have won three straight games when favored. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have won four of their last five games.

Carolina comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have 25 wins by more than one goal compared to 14 by just one goal. Overall, their puck line record for the season is 27-37.

At home, the team’s puck line record is 14-19, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. So far, the Hurricanes have been favored in 57 of their games, and their puck line mark as the favorite is 23-34.

The average goal total for Carolina’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 27-36-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

For their offensive performance, the Hurricanes come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 9th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 27-16 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-1 record.

The leading scorer for Carolina’s offense is Sebastian Aho. Coming into the game he has 25 goals, ranking 37th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 43 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started 31 games this season. His current record stands at 17-11, and his save percentage is 0.657%.