Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes will take place on Sunday. Both teams have struggled to break the other's home-ice advantage in this series with the home team winning by two goals or more in each of the last four games of the series. The Hurricanes now have a 3-2 advantage in the series and can advance in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs if they can finally get over the hump on the road.
Saturday's contest will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City and puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. New York is a slight -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) while Carolina is listed as the -105 underdog in the latest Rangers vs. Hurricanes odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals is listed at 5.5. Before making any Hurricanes vs. Rangers picks, check out the Game 6 predictions from NHL insider Matt Severance.
Severance is a well-connected writer and handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. He's SportsLine's top NHL handicapper, going 128-65-4 in his last 197 NHL picks, returning over $2,900 for $100 players.
Now, the expert has set his sights on Rangers vs. Hurricanes in this 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs matchup. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the latest NHL odds from and trends for Hurricanes vs. Rangers:
- Rangers vs. Hurricanes money line: New York -115, Hurricanes -105
- Rangers vs. Hurricanes over-under: 5.5 goals
- Rangers vs. Hurricanes puck line: New York -1.5 (+230)
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- NYR: Igor Shesterkin has a .949 save percentage for the series
- CAR: Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen both have two goals and two assists this series
Why you should back the Rangers
The Rangers are coming off a Game 5 loss where they were thoroughly beaten by the Hurricanes, getting outshot 34-17 on the way to a 3-1 defeat. However, this has been an entirely different team within the confines of Madison Square Garden and the Hurricanes have been abysmal on the road.
After losing a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 of their series against the Penguins, the Rangers have gone on to win their last five games at home and won by multiple goals in four of those victories. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have lost every road game they've played this postseason by multiple goals. With Shesterkin standing on his head throughout this postseason, he should be able to buy time for New York's devastating power play to produce enough to win the game.
Why you should back the Hurricanes
However, the Hurricanes will have some momentum coming off their Game 5 win back in Carolina to take a 3-2 series lead. The Rangers couldn't mount anything offensively in that contest, putting just 17 shots on net with Antti Raanta turning away 16 of those attempts in a 3-1 win.
Despite scoring a goal, it was a tough night for Mika Zibanejad who had a 5-on-5 Corsi For percentage of just 27.6 for the game. The Hurricanes will look to tie up Zibanejad similarly in Game 6 and if they can continue to limit New York's big three of Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider, they should maintain the upper hand in the series.
How to make Rangers vs. Hurricanes picks
For Game 6 of this best-of-seven series, Severance has identified a critical x-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the money line. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Hurricanes vs. Rangers? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rangers vs. Hurricanes money line on Saturday, all from the expert with his finger on the pulse of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.