Hurricanes Vs Rangers: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 18, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 17, 2022 - Last Updated on May 23, 2022

The New York Rangers take the road to square off against the Carolina Hurricanes in the opening game of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Wednesday, May 18, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The most recent betting odds for this matchup show the Rangers listed at +150 to win on the moneyline. The Hurricanes are currently -170 to claim victory for this contest. This matchup has an over/under set at 5.5 goals.

This article uses lines as of May 18, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET. Browse all the latest odds for this matchup below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Hurricanes Vs Rangers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 18

Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: Out (Lower Body), Frederik Andersen: Out (Knee)

Rangers: Keith Kinkaid: Questionable (Upper Body), Sammy Blais: Out (Knee), Barclay Goodrow: Out (Lower Body)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Hurricanes
Total Pick Over (5.5)
Spread Pick Hurricanes (-1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Hurricanes Vs Rangers Team Stats

Hurricanes Avg. (Rank) Rangers Avg. (Rank)
3.38 (9th) Goals Scored 3.06 (16th)
2.45 (1st) Goals Allowed 2.49 (2nd)
34.0 (9th) Shots 29.0 (28th)
28.1 (1st) Shots Allowed 30.8 (11th)

Hurricanes Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Sebastian Aho 79 37 43 80 219 13 +19
Andrei Svechnikov 78 30 39 69 249 9 +20
Teuvo Teravainen 77 22 42 64 202 9 +22
Vincent Trocheck 81 21 30 51 168 6 +21
Anthony DeAngelo 64 10 41 51 151 2 +31

Rangers Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Artemi Panarin 75 22 74 96 174 5 +21
Mika Zibanejad 81 30 52 82 220 14 +32
Chris Kreider 81 52 25 77 258 26 +22
Adam Fox 78 11 63 74 158 0 +22
Ryan Strome 74 21 34 55 161 5 +17

Betting Trends

  • The Hurricanes have been a moneyline favorite 70 times this season, and have gone 50-20 in those games.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Hurricanes a 63.0% chance to win.
  • The Rangers have been made an underdog 31 times this season, and won 15, or 48.4%, of those games.
  • Sportsbooks have implied, given the moneyline set for this matchup, that the Rangers have a 40.0% chance to win.
  • Carolina’s 89 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 5.5 goals 50 times.
  • New York has played 43 games this season that ended with more than 5.5 goals.
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