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NHL betting line favors Rangers over Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

New York Rangers
34-33-11 April 08, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 43-31-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the New York vs Carolina battle on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

New York battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 34-33-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-39-10 for the Rangers and 29-42-7 for the Hurricanes. View Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Rangers as -200 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 20 and the Hurricanes at No. 24 heading into this contest.

The Hurricanes were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Senators on April 5. Bettors who backed the Senators at +195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 18-ranked offense (2.68 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 18.11% rate while the Hurricanes have a 82.83% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Hurricanes at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games at home
NY Rangers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Washington, Thursday, April 10th
New York home to Buffalo, Thursday, April 10th