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The Carolina Hurricanes have the best home record in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, and they will put that dominance to the test on Thursday night when they host the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their second-round series. The Canes were victorious in their first two games against the Blueshirts, winning 2-1 and 2-0 in Games 1 and 2 at PNC Arena. But it's the Rangers who bring all the momentum in Game 5 after outscoring the Hurricanes 7-2 at Madison Square Garden. With this series knotted up 2-2 and an Eastern Conference final berth on the line, there's a lot on the line in this one.

Puck drop from Raleigh, North Carolina is set for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Carolina as the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Rangers vs. Hurricanes odds, while New York is the +130 underdog. The over-under for total goals is set at 5.5. Before making any Hurricanes vs. Rangers picks, check out the Game 5 predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates each NHL game 10,000 times. It entered this week with a 125-108 season-long record on top-rated NHL side picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen some profitable returns.   

Now, the model has set its sights on Hurricanes vs. Rangers in this 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs matchup. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the latest NHL odds from and trends for Rangers vs. Hurricanes: 

  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes money line: Carolina -150, New York +130
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes over-under: 5.5 goals
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes puck line: Carolina -1.5 (+175)
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  • CAR: Seth Jarvis leads all rookies with six points in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • NYR: Adam Fox is tied with Colorado's Cale Makar for the most points by a defenseman in the 2022 playoffs with 13 points.
Featured Game | Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Why you should back the Rangers

Depth scoring has been huge for the Rangers in their last two games. While top-line center Mika Zibanejad continues to be a driving force for New York's offense -- as are his wingmen, Chris Kreider and Frank Vatrano -- it was second-line winger Andrew Copp and defenseman Adam Fox who came up big for the Rangers in Game 4. Getting that help all throughout the lineup is what head coach Gerard Gallant said he believes has been the key to New York's success.

The other key has been the man in net. Young goaltender Igor Shesterkin was a brick wall while the series was in New York, making 43 saves in Game 3 and 30 saves in Game 4. Gallant has noted that the Russian netminder has put in extra work in this round and it is clearly paying off. If anyone can keep the Hurricanes from running away with Game 5, it's Shesterkin.

Why you should back the Hurricanes

If there's a team that can rebound from back-to-back road losses, it's the Hurricanes. Rod Brind'Amour's club is 6-0 on home ice through these playoffs, which ties a franchise record dating back to when the team was still the Hartford Whalers. They also currently lead the NHL in home wins and home goal differential (plus-15). With a roaring home crowd to cheer them on, there's a very strong chance we see a Storm Surge after the final buzzer.

A key for Carolina in Game 5 will be getting their power-play going. The Canes are 0-for-9 on the power play in the series and that outage has affected their momentum at 5-on-5 through Games 3 and 4. Brind'Amour has been mixing up his power-play units -- moving Teuvo Teravainen and Nino Niederreiter around in Game 4, for example -- so it's just a matter of time before something clicks. Once the Hurricanes do end that power-play drought, they are going to be very hard to keep off of the scoreboard. 

How to make Hurricanes vs. Rangers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 5.8 combined goals. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rangers vs. Hurricanes? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Hurricanes vs. Rangers money line jumps on Thursday, all from the advanced model that has simulated this matchup 10,000 times.