Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

May 5, 2024

New York Rangers

New York Rangers
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In a matchup between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their second round playoff series in the Eastern Conference on May 5, 2024, the Hurricanes are the slight favorites with -115 odds, while the Rangers are close behind at -105. Early betting trends show the Hurricanes receiving 34% of moneyline bets, with the Rangers garnering 66%. The initial total of 5.5 has seen 42% of bets on the under and 58% on the over. This promises to be an exciting game with close odds and a split in betting preferences.

Entering Hurricanes vs Rangers Game 1, it can be argued that these two teams played the best of any teams in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Carolina got off to a couple of slow starts against the New York Islanders, but managed to put them away comfortably in five games in the end. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers demolished the Washington Capitals in the first round, setting up this fascinating second round series that will decide one of the participants in the Eastern Conference Final.

As for Game 1, our best bet is for the New York Rangers to come out on top on their home ice. New York has been a powerhouse all season long at home, winning 32 of their 43 home games between the regular season and the playoffs. They also won the only home game they had against the Hurricanes this season, in a regular season series where the Rangers won two of the three games in total. Expect New York to get the better of the Hurricanes once again en route to a 1-0 series lead for the Broadway Blueshirts.

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