New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks 5/16/24

Carolina Hurricanes (58-24-10) vs New York Rangers (62-25-4)

Game Info: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -155 / New York Rangers +141 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction for this NHL Game on Thursday, May 16th at PNC Arena. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Hurricanes recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Carolina

-Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Carolina

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Rangers and Hurricanes. 

Rangers Feeling Pressure

The Rangers are feeling the pressure now and it almost has to be panic mode. The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 series lead and they were in a great spot to advance. Since that game though the Rangers have lost two games in a row and they can’t feel great. In the last game against the Hurricanes, the Rangers only scored one goal, and that led to the defeat. Jacob Trouba scored a goal but he was the only goal scorer. Over the last two games, the Rangers have given up eight goals total, and that isn’t going to be enough to keep this game close. The Rangers offense during the regular season was ranked 6th while the defense was ranked 24th in the league. Mike Zibanejad has scored three goals and added 10 assists so far this season. Vincent Trochek has scored five goals and added seven assists. 

Can The Hurricanes Do It?

After falling behind 3-0 the Hurricanes have won two games, and they are only two more wins away from advancing to the next round. Over the last two games the Hurricanes have scored eight runs and they are going to need to run up the score here again. The Hurricanes scored four runs in the last game and they were able to secure the 4-1 victory. Martin Necas scored a goal and added an assist. Frederik Anderson was in goal and he saved 20 of the 21 shots that he faced. The Hurricanes offense during the regular season was ranked 7th while the defense is ranked 4th. Sebastian Aho has been the top player for the Hurricanes this season scoring three goals and adding seven assists. 

Why the Carolina Hurricanes will win

  • The Hurricanes have won six of their last seven games at PNC Arena.
  • The Hurricanes have covered the puck line in four of their last five night games at PNC Arena against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Rangers have lost the first period in four of their last five road games following a home loss.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Brady Skjei has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Hurricanes' last eight home games.
  • Brady Skjei has recorded at least one point in each of the Hurricanes' last 10 games at PNC Arena.
  • Seth Jarvis ranks 1st amongst qualified Metropolitan Division players for shooting percentage (18.8%) this season.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Mika Zibanejad has scored at least one goal in four of the Rangers' last five Game 6s of a playoff series.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one assist in 14 of the Rangers' last 15 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one point in 14 of the Rangers' last 15 games.
  • Alexander Wennberg has recorded two assists against the Hurricanes this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 4th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.57).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Rangers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Rangers rank 7th in the league for goals per game this season (3.39).

New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

The Hurricanes have found success the last couple of games because of their offense, and they are going to continue that success here. The Hurricanes' offense scored four runs in the last game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Rangers' offense is going to struggle again here and that is going to be the difference as the Hurricanes are going to get the job done. Back the Hurricanes on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Hurricanes ML

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