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Hurricanes vs Rangers Game 4 Picks and Odds

George Nassios

by George Nassios in NHL Hockey

May 23, 2022 · 12:58 PM PDT

New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin making a save
May 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a save while defenseman Adam Fox (23) defends against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Carolina Hurricanes battle the New York Rangers in Game 4 of their series on Tuesday, May 24th
  • The Hurricanes and Rangers have combined for just nine goals in the first three games of this series
  • Read below for Hurricanes vs Rangers Game 4 odds, picks, and prediction

Talk about a series going according to script. In the first three games of the 2nd round series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers, the home team has won every game, their has been very little scoring and each sides goaltender has been spectacular.

Game 4 of this best-of-7 series between the Hurricanes and Rangers is on Tuesday, May 24th at Madison Square Garden with the puck drop scheduled for 7:00 pm ET. ESPN will have the broadcast for this pivotal 4th game. No favorite for this one, as it’s a pick’em in the Hurricanes vs Rangers odds with the over/under total set at 5.5 goals.

Let’s check out the rest of the Hurricanes vs Rangers Game 4 odds and give you our best NHL bet.

Hurricanes vs Rangers Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Carolina Hurricanes +1.5 (-286) O 5.5 (+114) -109
New York Rangers -1.5 (+230) U 5.5 (-137) -109

Odds as of May 23rd at Barstool Sportsbook.

 

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For the first time in this series, the Rangers have been made the favorites on the puck line with odds of +230 to win by two or more goals. With equal -109 odds on the moneyline, each team has an implied win probability of 52.15%.

Hurricanes Bad NHL Pick on Road in Playoffs

As terrific as the Hurricanes have been at home in the playoffs, they’ve struggled throughout the postseason on the road. Good thing for them, they captured the Metropolitan Division title and have home ice advantage in the first two rounds. Carolina are 5-0 at home so far in the postseason, but 0-4 on the road.

They had the best 2022 Stanley Cup odds of any Eastern Conference team after jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, but after losing Game 3 to the Rangers on Sunday, and with Tampa on the verge of a sweep, the Canes odds have slightly faded.

Somewhat surprisingly, Game 3 might’ve been the Hurricanes best game of the series as they peppered Igor Shesterkin with 44 shots, but could only beat the Rangers netminder once. Carolina had only 47 shots on net in the first two games of this series combined.

While the Rangers have struggled to find the back of the net as well, the Hurricanes lack of scoring this postseason has to be a bit concerning. They’ve scored just 19 goals in their last eight playoff games, an average of 2.4 per game which is a full goal below their regular season average.

New York Rangers Betting Outlook

Shesterkin came to the rescue for New York in Game 3 as the Hart Trophy odds finalist saved the Rangers season with a stellar performance.

After a difficult first round against the Penguins, the Vezina Trophy odds favorite has gotten better and better with each game of this 2nd round series. He has a .956 save percentage so far against the Canes.

It was the Rangers stars that supplied the offense in Game 3, with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider providing the first two markers before Tyler Motte sealed the deal with an empty netter. The Blueshirts have scored three of more goals in every home game this postseason.

Hurricanes vs Rangers 2022 Playoff Stats

Carolina Hurricanes Team New York Rangers
6-4 Record 5-5
29 (2.9/game) Goals For 32 (3.2/game)
24 (2.4/game) Goals Against 34 (3.4/game)
11.6% Power Play 26.9%
80.6% Penalty Kill 80%

To add on to the Hurricanes postseason road woes, they are 7-22 in their last 29 meetings with the Rangers in New York. However, they were victorious in both regular season games in Manhattan this year.

Hurricanes vs Rangers Pick Game 4

Cliches are abundant when it comes to describing this series. There’s been very little to separate the two teams which makes it difficult to predict a winner. Carolina’s postseason road woes have become an identifiable betting trend to recognize.

The best NHL bet in the Hurricanes vs Rangers Tuesday NHL odds for Game 4, is also the most boring one. Pick the under. It’s at 5.5 goals and the teams have only combined to average 3 per game so far this series.

In addition, there’s been two empty netters, so there have actually only been seven goals scored with a goalie between the pipes in three games so far. The production has been abysmal, but we just care about winning bets here, so ride the wave and pick the under at Barstool Sportsbook.

Pick: Under 5.5 (-137)

 

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