- The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes play Game 7 on Monday, May 30th
- Carolina is listed as home favorites in the Game 7 Rangers vs Hurricanes odds
- Read below for Game 7 Rangers vs Hurricanes odds, lines and spread
The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes faceoff in Game 7 of their Round 2 NHL Playoff series on Monday, May 30th. Puck drop is 8:00 PM EST at PNC Arena, with ESPN and Sportsnet carrying the broadcast.
The Hurricanes are listed as -143 home favorites in the Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 7 odds. The total is set at 5 as both teams aim to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final.
Let’s take a look at the Game 7 Rangers vs Hurricanes odds and offer you our betting pick.
Rangers vs Hurricanes Odds
|New York Rangers||+1.5 (-220)||O 5 (-143)||+123|
|Carolina Hurricanes||-1.5 (+180)||U 5 (+118||-143|
Odds as of May 29th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The spread sees the Hurricanes listed on the puck line at +180 odds to win by more than one goal, while the Rangers are -220 to keep the game within two goals.
With the series even 3-3, the home-favored Canes are priced at +650 in the Stanley Cup odds. The Rangers have longer Cup odds at +1200.
Rangers vs Hurricanes Betting Analysis
The New York vs Carolina playoff series is heading to a seventh game following a 5-2 win for the Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday. Goalie Igor Shesterkin made 37 saves, while forward Filip Chytil scored twice to help NYR stave off elimination.
Rangers vs Hurricanes has been a series of true home-ice advantage, as the home team has won every game so far. Diving deeper into the analytics, the Canes have had a distinct advantage in puck possession and own a 58.4 xGF% at five-on-five in the series.
The Rangers, meanwhile, own a 41.6 expected goals percentage in the series and have relied heavily on goalie Igor Shesterkin. The 26-year-old Russian netminder owns a .949 save percentage in this series after struggling at times in Round 1 vs Pittsburgh.
Carolina’s struggles away from home this season have been truly bizarre considering the team posted a 25-12-4 road record during the regular season. Rod Brind’Amour’s club is the first team in NHL history to lose their first six road games in a postseason.
Will Freddie Andersen Start Game 7?
One key storyline that could impact the betting line for Rangers vs Hurricanes is the health status of goalie Frederik Andersen. The Canes’ starting netminder practiced with the team last week as he continues to work his way back from a lower-body injury.
"I'll let you know when he's an option, how about that"
Freddie Andersen was on the ice this morning practicing with the team for a good 30 minutes before leaving the ice. Light work. Camera might've caught him laboring a bit. Rod said good to see him moving along #LetsGoCanes pic.twitter.com/sCeOputxAl
— Kacy Hintz (@KacyHintz) May 23, 2022
The Hurricanes haven’t issued an official update on Andersen’s status, so it’s unclear if Andersen is even healthy enough to potentially get the start. The 32-year-old goalie posted a .922 save percentage in the regular season but has yet to start in the playoffs due to the injury.
The questions about Andersen surfaced after backup netminder Antti Raanta was pulled in Game 6 at MSG. The good news for the Canes is that Raanta has been lights out at home with a .970 save percentage vs New York at PNC Arena.
New York vs Carolina Betting Trends
There are some important betting trends to keep in mind before placing a Game 7 wager on Rangers vs Hurricanes. In addition to home-ice mattering for this series, it’s also been Carolina’s calling card all postseason. The Canes are a perfect 7-0 at PNC Arena in the playoffs.
While the Canes are thriving at PNC Arena, the Rangers are struggling on the road. New York is 1-5 as the away team in the 2022 postseason and have lost six of their past seven games as a road underdog. They are also 1-6 in their past seven trips to Carolina.
8:00 puck drop
Tomorrow's tailgate is gonna be insane pic.twitter.com/w78ilS6W3l
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) May 29, 2022
When it comes to Game 7 trends for New York vs Carolina, the Canes have the edge in the NHL odds. Carolina is 6-0 in Game 7’s since relocating from Hartford in 1997, including a perfect 3-0 record at home.
The Rangers haven’t been quite as dominant as Carolina in Game 7’s, posting a 10-6 record in the seventh game of a playoff series. While New York has won more Game 7’s than they’ve lost, they are only 2-5 as the road team in Game 7.
Game 7 Rangers vs Hurricanes Betting Pick
The 2022 Playoffs have been a tale of two different Hurricanes teams. While the Canes have been miserable on the road, they are a perfect 7-0 at home and have outscored the opposition 25-8 at PNC Arena.
There’s no reason to think the Canes won’t feed off their home crowd once again and get another home win, especially considering the Rangers’ struggles on the road. New York has been outscored 24-13 in six postseason road contests.
This entire play was sexy pic.twitter.com/wBUIZVwphK
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) May 27, 2022
Shesterkin is the x-factor in Game 7, but keep in mind that Raanta has been excellent on home ice. The Finnish netminder proved he could handle the pressure of Game 7 when he stopped 27 of 29 shots in the seventh game of Round 1 vs Boston.
The advanced metrics show which team has been better in the series, and oddsmakers have set the lines accordingly. Back Rod Brind’Amour’s club to keep it’s perfect Game 7 record alive with a home win over the Rangers on Monday.
Pick: Hurricanes ML (-143)