Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1 odds, tips and betting trends

Tune in to as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday for Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at 7:00 PM ET.

Carolina secured a 3-2 home victory over the Boston Bruins in its last game on May 14.

New York won its last game 4-3 at home over the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 15.

Before this matchup, here’s everything you need to get ready for Wednesday’s NHL Playoffs Second Round action.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers Odds and Betting Lines

Favorite: Hurricanes (-170)
Underdog: Rangers (+143)
Over/under: 5.5

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Hurricanes Stats and Trends

Through 74 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Carolina has been victorious 52 times.

In 36 games with moneyline oddds lower than -170, the Hurricanes have 26 wins.
The moneyline odds imply that Carolina has a 63.0% chance of winning this contest.
Carolina and its opponent have gone over the current 5.5-goal total in 51 of 91 games this season.
Over the past 10 contests, the Hurricanes are 5-3-2 (65.0% of possible points).
They are scoring at a 3.0 goals-per-game average (30 total) during that time.
Over on the defensive side, the Hurricanes have given up 2.8 goals per game (28 total) in those 10 outings.

Rangers Stats and Trends

The Rangers have been the underdog 35 times this season, and upset their opponent in 18, or 51.4%, of those games.
New York has 11 games this season playing as the underdog by +143 or longer, and is 4-7 in those contests.
Bookmakers have implied, based on the moneyline for this matchup, that the Rangers have a 41.2% chance to win.
In 50.0% of New York’s previous games this season (46/92), the teams combined to score over Wednesday’s over/under of 5.5 goals.
Over the last 10 contests, the Rangers have gone 7-3-0 (85.0% of possible points).
They have put up 35 goals over that time.
On the defensive end, the Rangers have given up 28 goals (2.8 per game) over those 10 outings.

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Author: Naomi Berry