Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers - 11/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Rangers (6-6-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (9-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -265 / New York Rangers +235 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The New York Rangers look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with six goals, Ryan Strome has seven assists and Jacob Trouba has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 20 goals on 213 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 18 goals on 208 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six games.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Erik Haula leads Carolina with eight goals, Dougie Hamilton has 10 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 24 goals on 264 shots and James Reimer has given up 16 goals on 172 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Rangers are 14-30 in their last 44 vs. Eastern Conference, 22-48 in their last 70 road games and 16-36 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hurricanes are 21-7 in their last 28 games as a home favorite, 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 games as an underdog. The over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The favorite is 35-17 in the last 52 meetings.The home team is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings. The Rangers are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Carolina.
The New York Rangers may be on the end of a back to back and can be hard to trust this season due to an inconsistent defense, especially on the road where they don't have the best track record lately. However, the Rangers have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Hurricanes, and it's not like Carolina has been a world beater these last two weeks. The New York Rangers have won four of their last six and the effort defensively has improved tremendously during that stretch. The Hurricanes should be favored, but we're getting over two times our money with a Rangers side that's playing better lately. I'll take a shot in the dark.