Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-135) Rangers (+115)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (37-28-5, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Carolina leads the series 2-0. The Rangers open this contest at +115 while the Hurricanes are priced at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Hurricanes cover 52.4% of the time, having gone 33-30 SU. New York is covering 52.2% of the time, going 36-33 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 38 victories and 25 losses, ranking them 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 217 goals which is good for 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is +24, ranking them 8th in the league. The Hurricanes have earned a total of 81 points, which is good for 13th in the league and 8th in the East. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,261 which is good for 4th in the conference and 7th in the league. As a group, Carolina has obtained a total of 1,136 hits which means they have an average of 16.7 per game. They have earned a total of 640 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has totaled 2,321 minutes in goal for the season. Mrazek is allowing 2.69 goals per contest which has him ranking 13th in the East and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has given up 104 goals. His save % is .905 which has him ranking 22nd in the East.
The Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 2 victory in Game 2. The Hurricanes had an average offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 37 shots they tried. In addition, they had 7 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Carolina had 21 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 29 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 61.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 22, which gave them a rate of 61.4%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 13 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.7% and they had a PDO of 102.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the New York Rangers earned 26 shots. They finished with 21 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 7 power play chances.
The Rangers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 37 victories and 28 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they sit 8th in the East and 11th in the league with +13. They have a total of 233 goals for this season which has them sitting at 4th in the East. New York has a save % as a team of .908 which has them sitting 11th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% which is good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In net for New York is Igor Shesterkin who is having an average season by surrendering 2.52 goals against average and that has him 7th in the East and 12th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 692 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 29 goals. He holds a save percentage of .932, which has him sitting 2nd in the East and 2nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
In Game 2 New York went home with a 38.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 29 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 46. They had a Fenwick percentage of 38.6% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Hurricanes earning a 35 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 42.7%. The Rangers scored 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 7 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Hurricanes had 7 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. New York allowed 37 shots on goal and the Hurricanes had 21 penalty minutes.
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