New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 3/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+163) Hurricanes (-200)
The Carolina Hurricanes (41-14-6) will take on the New York Rangers (38-18-5) at PNC Arena on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has New York at +163 and Carolina is at -200. The over/under is 6.
The New York Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 defeat against the Islanders in their last outing. The Rangers had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In the matchup, they netted 1 of the 30 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. New York accrued 6 penalty minutes in this game.
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New York Rangers opponents have earned 174 power play tries (19th in the league) and have a total of 31 goals in those chances. The Rangers have had 1,956 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .920. New York has taken 1,758 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. At even strength, the Rangers have conceded 126 goals while getting 136 on the offensive side of the ice. New York is sitting with 167 power play opportunities and they have added 45 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 26.95%. For the season, they have earned 81 points and their points percentage sits at .664. When it comes to scoring goals, the New York Rangers have accumulated 181 goals (18th in hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 157.
The man in goal for this game is Igor Shesterkin. Over the course of his time in hockey, Shesterkin has accumulated 59 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .720. His save percentage sits at .929 in his 4,905 minutes on the ice. Shesterkin has had 2,693 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 2,501 saves. Opponents have been able to score 192 goals against Shesterkin in his career and his goals against rate is 2.35. He has earned a mark of 55-24-6 and he has started in 82 games. Shesterkin has been in net for 87 games throughout his NHL career.
Their last time out, Carolina opposed the Capitals in a game where the Hurricanes went home in defeat by a mark of 4-3. The Hurricanes recorded 3 goals of the 20 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net.
Carolina has taken 2,042 shots (10th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.89%, while allowing the other team 1,772 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 89.10% on their oppositions 211 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%. They have earned 178 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.16%. The Hurricanes have racked up 159 goals at even strength and 43 goals (8th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 145 goals to be scored by of a combination of 122 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 202 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .721.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Antti Raanta protecting the net. He is sitting with 5,483 saves out of 5,964 shots taken, giving him a rate of .919. Raanta has accumulated a career record of 103-69-23 and has played in 217 games. He has made the start in 197 games and his ice time sits at 11,798 mins. Raanta's quality start rate comes out to 63.5% and he has accumulated 125 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has allowed 481 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-200)
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