Hurricanes vs. Rangers Game 2 NHL Top Pick: Watch Out – There’s a Hurricane Coming Through

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Game 2 of this Eastern Conference series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers takes place in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The last time out they won 4-3 on home ice. With the NHL odds at the best sportsbooks in favor of a low-scoring game, we like the chances of this Game 2 matchup going under the total tonight, and perhaps the Hurricanes can tie up their series.

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NHL Pick: Under 5.5 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Tuesday, May 07, 2024 – 07:00 PM ET at Madison Square Garden 

Back to Basics

Both these teams are known for their goaltending and defensive prowess, so it was a surprise to see game one end with seven goals.

However, we believe both these teams will look to get back to basics in this game two as neither particularly likes being in high-scoring affairs (especially the traveling Hurricanes).

Carolina has seen a high 58% of their games go under the total in the regular season and 3 of their 5 games in round one went under the total. Hurricanes know their best chance of winning this is by utilizing their defense.

Carolina and New York had the 4th and 7th best defensive record in the regular season allowing only a combined total of 5.2 goals per game. Thus far in the playoffs, they have seen just 4.67 goals against combined (albeit a small sample size).

The Pick

This game has ‘under’ written all over it. Unders generally prevail in the postseason, and with game one going over, we are glad to bet on the under this time around.

Give us under 5.5 goals in this NHL playoffs matchup at -110 NHL betting odds.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 (-110) at BetOnline

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