New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (41-14-6) vs New York Rangers (38-18-5)
Game Info: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -192 / New York Rangers +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers in Sunday NHL Action.
The New York Rangers come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-18-5. Through 61 games, the Rangers are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 185 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.57 goals per game. So far, the Rangers have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the New York Rangers with an overall record of 41-14-6. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 61 games, the Hurricanes have scored 203 goals, giving them an average of 3.31. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.38 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 26th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In his team's 61 games, he has come up with 16 goals and 55 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6.0 . The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 40 goals, 52.0% have come during power play time. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.07 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 58 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 61 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.1%. So far, 44.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 31 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.08 goals per game.In his 41 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
On the season, the New York Rangers have a per-game scoring differential of 0.43. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.06 goals. As the New York Rangers get set to take on the Hurricanes, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 16 goals, accounting for 44.0% of the scoring in these contests. On the other side, Carolina is also coming into this game in a bit of an offensive slump. In a matchup of two quality defensive teams, I like Carolina to pick up the win at home.
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