Hurricanes vs. Rangers Prediction: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 5, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 3, 2024

Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 5 features the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers meeting at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN. Hurricanes (-115) versus Rangers (-107) looks rather close, according to the moneyline odds.

The insights in the article below reflect odds as of May 5, 2024 at 3:12 PM ET. Check out the article below for the latest odds for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: CAR: (-115) | NYR: (-107)
  • Puck line: CAR: -1.5 (216) | NYR: +1.5 (-272)
  • Total: 5.5 — Over: (+100) | Under: (-123)

Injury Report as of May 5

Hurricanes: Jesper Fast: Undisclosed (Out), Anthony DeAngelo: Undisclosed (Questionable), Brett Pesce: Lower Body (Out)

Rangers: Blake Wheeler: Knee (Out), Filip Chytil: Upper Body (Out)

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Predictions & Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Rangers
Total Pick Over (5.5)
Spread Pick Rangers (+1.5)

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Hurricanes vs. Rangers Team Stats

Hurricanes Avg. (Rank) Rangers Avg. (Rank)
3.38 (8th) Goals Scored 3.39 (7th)
2.57 (4th) Goals Allowed 2.76 (7th)
33.3 (3rd) Shots 31.5 (12th)
25.6 (1st) Shots Allowed 29.5 (10th)

Hurricanes Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Sebastian Aho 78 36 53 89 216 11 +34
Jake Guentzel 67 30 47 77 238 5 +25
Seth Jarvis 81 33 34 67 177 13 +23
Teuvo Teravainen 76 25 28 53 142 9 +15
Martin Necas 77 24 29 53 230 8 -10

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Rangers Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Artemi Panarin 82 49 71 120 303 11 +18
Vincent Trocheck 82 25 52 77 216 11 +15
Chris Kreider 82 39 36 75 246 18 +19
Adam Fox 72 17 56 73 137 6 +21
Mika Zibanejad 81 26 46 72 221 12 +15

Betting Trends

  • The Hurricanes have won 53 of their 80 games when listed as a moneyline favorite this season (66.2%).
  • The Hurricanes have a 53.5% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • The Rangers have been an underdog in 17 games this season, and won 11 (64.7%).
  • Bookmakers have implied, given the moneyline set for this matchup, that the Rangers have a 51.7% chance to win.
  • Carolina and its opponent have gone over 5.5 combined goals in 43 of 87 games this season.
  • New York’s games this season have had more than 5.5 goals 52 of 86 times.

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