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Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 5 Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NHL Hockey

May 25, 2022 · 11:22 AM PDT

New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Game 5 Odds
May 24, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are -150 home favorites over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Thursday, May 26
  • This best-of-seven series is deadlocked 2-2 and the home team has won every game
  • Check out all of the Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 5 odds, picks, predictions and best bets, below

What do the Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and the patriarch of the Simpson family have in common?

They’re all homers.

Entering Game 5 of this best-of-seven Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series, each team has won two games. And all four games in the set were won by the home team.

Oddsmakers are going with the flow with the NHL picks heading into Game 5. It’s the hometown Hurricanes who are set as -150 home favorites. Carolina is 5-0 straight up at home in the playoffs and 4-1 against the puckline.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
New York Rangers +1.5 (-220) O 5.5 (+115) +130
Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+180) U 5.5 (-135) -150

Odds as of May 25th at Caesars Sportsbook.



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The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:00 pm ET inside PNC Arena on Thursday, May 26. ESPN is carrying the broadcast.

New York Rangers vs Carolina NHL Betting Trends

In the Stanley Cup odds, the Hurricanes are currently the +475 third betting choice. At an NHL betting line of +2200, the Rangers are the second-longest shot on the board among the seven teams still in the hunt for Lord Stanley’s mug.

At odds of -150, Carolina is given an implied probability of victory of 60%. With the Rangers set at a betting line of +130, they show an IP of victory of 43.48%.

In NHL public betting, the wagering is clearly being influenced by Carolina’s 4-1 against the spread record on home ice in the NHL playoffs. A total of 87% of the bets placed against the spread are on the Hurricanes at -1.5. The moneyline splits are showing 59% of the bets also backing the Hurricanes at -150 odds. In the case of the total, 87% of the public bets are on the over (5.5). All four games in the series have gone under.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
4/26/2022 Carolina 4 NY Rangers 3 CAR CAR Over
5/18/2022 Carolina 2 NY Rangers1 CAR NYR Under
5/20/2022 Carolina 2 NY Rangers 0 CAR CAR Under
5/22/2022 NY Rangers 3 Carolina 1 NYR NYR Under
5/24/2022 NY Rangers 4 Carolina 1 NYR NYR Under

Last season’s winner in the Norris Trophy odds, Adam Fox of the Rangers is leading all NHL defensemen in scoring with 4-9-13 totals. Trade-deadline acquisition Andrew Copp has five goals and 10 points in postseason play. Fourteen different Rangers have scored a goal, which leads all NHL playoff teams.

Going back to the regular season, Carolina has won eight straight games at home. The Hurricanes are dominant at the dot. They won 65% of draws in Game 4 (33-18). They’ve won at least 56.5% of faceoffs in each game of this series. Carolina’s 54% faceoff win rate is the best of any team left in the playoffs.

New York Rangers vs Carolina Injury Report

The Rangers are without forwards Sammy Blais and Barclay Goodrow. Both are out with lower-body injuries.

Carolina goaltender Frederik Andersen (lower-body) has resumed practising with the team. Forward Jordan Martinook (lower-body) is out.

Might Carolina Make a Goalie Switch?

Although he’s just 5-4 in the playoffs, Hurricanes netminder Antti Raanta’s save percentage (.931) and goals-against average (2.09) are both outstanding. On home ice in the postseason, Raanta is 5-0 with a .968 save percentage and an 0.96 GAA with one shutout.

Frederik Andersen, Carolina’s #1 goalie, has resumed practice. He’s been out since April 18 with a lower-body injury and has missed 17 games. It seems unlikely that the Canes would turn to Andersen at this juncture of the series.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Projected Starting Goalies

Team Goalie Record SV% GAA
Rangers Igor Shesterkin 6-4 .925 2.77
Hurricanes Antti Raanta 5-4 .931 2.09

Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin’s NHL playoff numbers are also showing to be a tale of two cities. At Madison Square Garden, he’s 5-1 with a .941 save percentage and 2.04 GAA.

On the road, the favorite in the Vezina Trophy odds is 1-3 with a 3.22 GAA and .873 save percentage.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 5 Prediction

Both teams in this series are on the brink of setting records involving home-ice outcomes. Having opened the postseason with 11 games in which the home team won, Carolina is tied with the 1962 Toronto Maple Leafs for the Stanley Cup record for most consecutive games played involving a home-ice victory.

Meanwhile, the Rangers have won five straight home playoff games. That ties the franchise Stanley Cup record for consecutive home-ice victories.

However, the Rangers are 1-4 both SU and ATS on the road in the postseason. New York is 1-1 SU in playoff games this spring in which they were tied in the series when taking the ice.

 Pick: Carolina Hurricanes PL -1.5 (+180)


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