The Carolina Hurricanes have a perfect home record through the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, but that record and the chance at an Eastern Conference Final berth are on the line on Monday as they host the New York Rangers in Game 7. The home team has been victorious throughout this entire best-best-of-seven series. But New York enter's Monday's winner-take-all fresh off a confident 5-2 win in Game 6 and won't go down without a fight. The winner of Monday's game will advance to the conference final and get the chance to defeat the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Puck drop from PNC Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET. Carolina is listed as the -150 (risk $150 to win $100) favorite on the 60-minute money line in the Hurricanes vs. Rangers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Rangers are the +130 underdogs. The over-under for goals is set at 5.5. Before making any Rangers vs. Hurricanes picks, check out the Game 7 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 129-65-4 in his last 198 NHL picks, returning over $2,800 for $100 players.
Now, the expert has set his sights on Hurricanes vs. Rangers 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 Rangers vs. Hurricanes:
- Hurricanes vs. Rangers money line: Carolina -150, New York +130
- Hurricanes vs. Rangers over-under: 5.5 goals
- Hurricanes vs. Rangers puck line: Carolina -1.5 (+175)
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- CAR: 7-0-0 on home ice in these playoffs, 3-0 in Game 7s in team history
- NYR: 7-1 their last eight Game 7 appearances
Why you should back the Hurricanes
Severance told SportsLine he can see Monday's game being so close it could go into overtime. That being said, it's hard to bet against the Hurricanes based on how dominant they have been on home ice through two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They have also won six consecutive Game 7s dating back to when coach Rod Brind'Amour was still a player and scored the series-winning goal in the 2006 Eastern Conference Final. The Hurricanes went on to win the Stanley Cup that year.
Carolina's big scorers have been at their best at PNC Arena and are sure to put on a show for the home crowd with an Eastern Conference Final berth on the line. Expect Sebastian Aho -- who has 10 points in these playoffs -- and Vincent Trocheck to lead the charge on Monday night as Carolina aims to close out this series with a victory.
Why you should back the Rangers
While Carolina seems like the obvious pick since they are playing at home, New York brings certain weapons to Game 7 that could heavily tilt the ice in its favor. One of the most obvious keys to the Rangers' success has been goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who made a whopping 37 saves for New York in its 5-2 win in Game 6.
The other thing the Rangers have going for them are their special teams, which produced two goals on the power play in Game 6. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, has struggled on the man advantage throughout the series and the lack of production has a tendency to make their efforts at even strength subpar.
How to make Hurricanes vs. Rangers picks
For Game 7 of this 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 to choose on Monday, all from the expert with his finger on the pulse of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.