PNC Arena is the site for an enticing clash as the New York Rangers face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. This Metro Division matchup will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 7 and it is being shown live on MSG Network.
New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Carolina (-250) is tabbed as the favorite over New York (+210) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals. If you want to play this game’s total, you’ll be looking at odds of -115 money on the over and -105 for the under.
The Hurricanes are 9-6 straight up (SU) and have netted moneyline bettors 0.3 units this year. That winning percentage, the NHL’s fifth-best so far in the early season, hasn’t moved much from what the team posted during last year’s regular season (46-36). Of the team’s 15 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 6-2 SU at home this season.
Carolina’s converted on 22.4 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, Carolina has been penalized 4.3 times per game this season, a number that’s swelled some from the 3.5 penalties per game given up last year. After serving an average of 7.7 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team’s been forced to kill penalties for 8.9 minutes per matchup this year.
Averaging 24.0 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (7-3-1) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Hurricanes this season. If they decide to give him a rest, however, the team could go with James Reimer (2-4-4 record, .907 save percentage, 2.93 goals against average).
Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov will both lead the offensive attack for the Hurricanes. Hamilton (16 points) is up to six goals and 10 assists and has recorded two or more points in four different games this year. Svechnikov has six goals and nine assists to his name and has notched a point in eight games.
On the other hand, New York is 6-7 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Six of its contests have gone over the total, while an additional six have gone under the total and none have pushed. As a road team , New York is 2-2 SU.
New York has converted on 20.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 18th overall and it’s successfully defended 80.4 percent of all penalties.
New York’s players have been whistled for penalties 4.9 times per game this season. Last season, that number was at 4.1, which was the highest mark in the league. After serving an average of 10.4 penalty minutes per game a year ago (most in the league), the team has been forced to kill penalties for 11.8 minutes per matchup this season.
Henrik Lundqvist (3.19 goals against average and .916 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Lundqvist is averaging 32.6 saves per game and has three wins and four losses to his credit.
Leading the offensive attack for the visiting Rangers will be Artemi Panarin (seven goals, seven assists) and Ryan Strome (five goals, eight assists).
New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Free Picks
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over
- After going 2-2 in games decided by a shootout last year, Carolina is off to a 1-0 start in shootouts this season. New York went 6-5 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
- The total has gone under in three of Carolina’s last five outings.
- New York skaters created 26.0 hits per game last season, while the Hurricanes logged 26.7 hits per contest.