New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 1/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+126) Hurricanes (-152)
The Carolina Hurricanes (26-8-2) will try to defeat the New York Rangers (26-10-4) at PNC Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have New York at +126 and Carolina is sitting at -152. The betting total comes in at 6.
The New York Rangers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs their last time out. New York amassed 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. The Rangers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 27 shots they attempted.
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The Rangers have had 1,275 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .923. When playing at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 81 goals while scoring 91 on offense. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 115 power play opportunities (10th in pro hockey) and have a total of 17 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage comes in at .700. New York has attempted 1,135 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have earned 117 goals (12th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 98. New York has tallied 114 power play chances and they have added 26 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 22.81%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Igor Shesterkin. Opponents have tallied 159 goals against Shesterkin in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.40. Shesterkin has participated in 71 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .927 during his 3,977 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall record of 44-20-5 and he was named the starter in 66 games. Over the course of his pro career, Shesterkin has recorded 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .712. Shesterkin has seen 2,169 shots taken against him and has amassed 2,010 total saves.
In their last game, Carolina went up against the Bruins in a matchup where the Hurricanes got the victory by a final of 7-1. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Hurricanes tallied 7 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Hurricanes have earned 98 goals at even strength and 28 goals (6th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Carolina has tried 1,205 shots (16th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.46%, while allowing the opposition 1,004 shots. On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have accounted for 126 goals, 54 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have recorded 110 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.45%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 90.08% on their oppositions 131 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%. They have granted a total of 81 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Frederik Andersen in goal. Andersen has accrued a lifetime record of 246-106-48 and has played in 419 games. Andersen's rate of quality starts sits at 57.4% and he has qualified for 233 quality starts in his professional career. He has a tally of 11,439 stops out of 12,486 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,047 goals in total. He has made the start in 406 games and has been on the ice for 24,108 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-152) and under 5.5 goals
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