Hurricanes vs Rangers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/2/24

New York Rangers (25-9-1) vs Carolina Hurricanes (20-13-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -125 / Carolina Hurricanes +100 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Madison Square Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Hurricanes vs Rangers prediction.

Hurricanes Look for Fourth Straight Win

The Hurricanes have won three games in a row and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. The Hurricanes in the last game faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs and they were able to secure the 3-2 victory. Sebastian Aho scored a goal and added two assists. The Hurricanes on the season are averaging 3.32 goals while their defense is giving up 3.11 goals per game. They are only facing 25.8 shots per game which is best in the NHL. Aho has scored 15 goals and added 27 assists so far this season. 

Rangers Defense Locked Down in Last Game

The Rangers have confidence after their last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Rangers scored five goals and that was enough for the four goal victory. Artemi Panarin had quite the game scoring three goals. The Rangers are averaging 3.43 goals while their defense is giving up 2.68 goals per game. The offense is ranked 10th in the league while the defense is ranked 7th. Artemi Panarin has scored 23 goals so far this season while also adding 27 assists so far this season. 

Hurricanes vs Rangers Betting Prediction

The Rangers defense sure looked good in the last game and they are going to step again in this game. The Rangers offense is also averaging 3.43 goals per game and they should have no issue running up the score again in this game. The Hurricanes offense won’t be keeping up here, and that is going to be the difference here as the Rangers are going to get the job done here. Back the Rangers. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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