Hurricanes vs Rangers Prediction - NHL Picks 3/21/23
New York Rangers (41-19-10) vs Carolina Hurricanes (45-15-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -111 / Carolina Hurricanes -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 27 goals, Brent Burns has 39 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 58 goal on 599 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 51 goals on 551 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 34 goals, Artmei Panarin has 54 assists, and Chris Kreider has 196 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 127 goals on 1,406 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 54 goals on 547 shots.
The Hurricanes are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The Rangers are 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 road games. The over is 7-3 in Rangers last 10 home games. The Hurricanes are 4-22 in the last 26 meetings in New York and 15-38 in the last 53 meetings. The favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
You can make a case for either side here, as both teams are playing well down the home stretch. This should be a fun contest between two contenders. With that said, the New York Rangers should have the edge on their home ice, where the Canes have had issues winning over the years. The home team has won 7 of the last 9 meetings between these clubs. Pick 'em price. Give me the Rangers at home.
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Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -111
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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