New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (9-8-4) at New York Rangers (15-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -204 / Carolina Hurricanes +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSG
The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers clash Tuesday night in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Carolina Hurricanes hope they can remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with nine goals, Victor Rask has nine assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 91.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 36 goals on 440 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed two or less goals in eight straight games.
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The New York Rangers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with 12 goals, Kevin Hayes has nine assists and Rick Nash has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 38 goals on 448 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 16 goals on 233 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Hurricanes are 31-63 in their last 94 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 13-6 in their last 19 overall. The Hurricanes are 6-21-1 in the last 28 meetings in New York and 17-35-1 in the last 53 meetings overall.
The Hurricanes have had little to no success playing in New York over the years, but they are playing some consistent hockey the last week or so, and the Rangers have cooled off quite a bit which includes four straight home losses. The value is with Carolina and the big plus money, so I'm going to take a stab with the road team in this spot.