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2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers Underdog Against Hurricanes

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Second Round New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Information

First-round action saw the Rangers rise from the dead to beat the Penguins in a seven-game thriller.  New York fell behind 3-1 in the series but rallied to win the final three games with the NHL Playoff odds.  Game seven was an overtime thriller that nearly blew the roof off of Madison Square Garden.  Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes fought off a seven-game series against the Boston Bruins.  All seven games were won on home ice.  Now Carolina faces the Rangers in a series that looks even to many gamblers.

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Second Round

New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV Coverage: ESPN

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Betting Odds

Rangers +1½ ( -175 ) 5½ ( -123 ) +145
Hurricanes -1½ ( +155 ) 5½ ( +103 ) -165
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New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Series Schedule  

Game 1 – May 18 – Rangers at Hurricanes – 7 p.m. ET – ESPN

Game 2 – May 20 – Rangers at Hurricanes – 8 p.m. ET – ESPN

Game 3 – May 22 – Hurricanes at Rangers – 3:30 p.m. ET – ESPN

Game 4 – May 24 – Hurricanes at Rangers – 7 p.m. ET – ESPN

Game 5 – May 26 – Rangers at Hurricanes – TBD *

Game 6 – May 28 – Hurricanes at Rangers – TBD *

Game 7 – May 30 – Rangers at Hurricanes – TNB *

 *=If Necessary

CashBet Odds Analysis – Public Team vs. Proven Value

First and foremost, the Rangers carry considerable Bitcoin sportsbook popularity as a legacy franchise.  New York is part of the famed Original Six teams that are the bedrock of the NHL.  Rangers’ tradition and history have been passed down from several generations of fans.  And then playing in the largest city and media market adds to their branding.  With this notoriety comes a larger price tag than for most other teams.  Gamblers have to decide what the actual price on the Broadway Blueshirts should be and act accordingly.

On the other hand, the Hurricanes are a hidden gem for the betting on NHL Playoffs.  Casual fans don’t know anything about Carolina.  In fact, some gamblers actually don’t know that the Hurricanes even exist.  The fact that the masses ignore a quality Hurricanes team feeds right into the Wise Guys’ wheelhouse.  Sharps loved nothing more than a quality team at a bargain price.  Indeed, Carolina was one of the biggest moneymakers on the board this season.

Carolina Delivers In Clutch 

To be exact, the Hurricanes proved their Stanley Cup Playoffs betting bona fides in their 3-2 win in game seven over Boston.  Facing elimination with a loss, Carolina played its best game of the series.  The game was not as close as the final score indicated.  Cause by Carolina carrying the play for the vast majority of the game.

Head coach Rod Brind’Amour was a big reason for the series victory.  Despite losing his top goalie and facing a tough Bruins team, Brind’Amour did not flinch nor waver in his belief in his team.  His game plan for game seven was masterful and had the Bruins flummoxed.

A Gallant Run by Gerard’s Rangers

Gerard Gallant took the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final as a first-year expansion team in 2018.  He was fired two years later.  Now Gallant is the toast of New York as Vegas missed the playoffs and fired his replacement.

Gallant deserves credit for his team not caving into the Penguins when trailing 3-1 in the series.  New York also trailed in games six and seven but never flinched.  As a result of their win over the Penguins, the Rangers will have battle-tested confidence against the Hurricanes.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes CashBet Free Pick  

On this occasion, we get two of the deeper teams on the NHL gambling board.  One advantage that Carolina has is its recent playoff experience.  Both teams are coming off pressure-packed seven-game wins in the first round.  The difference should be the Hurricanes’ defense.  Carolina ranked number one in the NHL this season for fewest goals allowed.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes CashBet Best Bet

Carolina Hurricanes


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