Hurricanes open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers

Carolina HurricanesNew York Rangers
March 18, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Odds

15-11-1TEAM RECORD13-12-2

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling New York on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers sit at 13-12-2 on the season; in comparison, the Hurricanes are currently 15-11-1. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 8-15-4 OU, and Carolina is 14-13 OU.

View Carolina vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Hurricanes listed earlier today as underdogs of +-142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Rangers and the No. 12-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 15.1% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79.2% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Penguins. They lost as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games

Next up:
Carolina home to Florida, Tuesday, March 19
NY Rangers at New Jersey, Tuesday, March 19

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