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New York Rangers host Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action

Carolina Hurricanes

New York Rangers
4-6-3 November 02, 2013, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 5-7-0

Hockey bettors look for value at Madison Square Garden on Saturday as host New York battles the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

The Rangers sport a record of 5-7-0 heading into this matchup, while the Hurricanes sit at 4-6-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7-2 for the Rangers and 4-9 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 181 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Rangers) and the No. 24 (Hurricanes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Lightning on November 1. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -185 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 1.67 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 20.51% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80.85% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Rangers trends to consider:
Carolina is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Carolina is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 7 games
NY Rangers is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home
NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 5th
New York at Anaheim, Monday, November 4th