2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Hurricanes vs. Rangers Betting Picks (05/13/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Hurricanes vs. Rangers Betting Picks (05-13-2024)

At the onset of the week, the New York Rangers need only one more win over the Carolina Hurricanes to clinch the second round series. Carolina staved off elimination with a thrilling 4-3 overtime Stanley Cup betting odds win on Saturday night to stay alive. Still, the Rangers hold a strong advantage with a 3-1 series lead and home ice in two of the final three games if needed. Of course, the casual sector will be leaning strong on the Rangers. New York has the advantage and the bigger brand. But bargain hunters see Carolina as a potential contrarian moneymaker.

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Matchup Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Date and Time:Monday, May 13, 2024, 7 P.M. ET.
Location:Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Hurricanes-1½ +2355½ -105-110
Rangers+1½ -2755½ -115-110
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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3
  • Game 2: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
  • Game 3: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT)
  • Game 4: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 3
  • Game 5: Hurricanes at Rangers, May 13 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • Game 6*: Rangers at Hurricanes, May 16 (TBD, TBD)
  • Game 7*: Hurricanes at Rangers, May 18 (TBD, TBD)

New York Rangers Team Overview

This year, the New York Rangers are 55-23-4 straight up and 44-36 over/under the online wagering total. Also, New York is 1st in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Carolina is three points behind the Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, New York has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Rangers have gone over the total in six of its previous nine matchups.

New York has NHL rankings of 7th for goals scored and 3rd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Rangers have NHL rankings of 7th for goals against and 33rd for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, C Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with three goals, ten assists, 13 points, and a +2. C Vincent Trocheck adds five goals, seven assists, 12 points, and a -1. LW Alex Lafreniere has contributed four goals, six assists, ten points, and a +1. Meanwhile, LW Artemi Panarin and LW Chris Kreider add four goals each. G Igor Shesterkin has been superb with a 2.25 goals against average, a .927 save percentage, and a 7-1 record.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Overview

This season, the Carolina Hurricanes are 52-23-7 straight up and 33-46-3 over/under the total. Also, Carolina is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Carolina is three points behind the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Carolina has covered five out of their last six games. While the Hurricanes have gone over the total in two of its previous 11 matchups.

Carolina has NHL rankings of 8th for goals scored and 2nd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Hurricanes have NHL rankings of 4th for goals against and 1st for penalty killing.

G Frederik Andersen has a 2.63 goals against average, a .897 save percentage, and a record of 5-3. First among Carolina scorers is LW Sebastian Aho with three goals, seven assists, ten points and a +4. C Jake Guentzel adds four goals, five assists, nine points, and a +5.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the Rangers hold all the cards with the NHL Playoff betting odds. Carolina is plucky, but the Broadway Blueshirts are more talented.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers SBG Best Bet: New York Rangers.

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