Rangers vs Hurricanes Preview, Odds, and Predictions: Metropolitan’s Best Clash on Tuesday

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North Carolina bettors can place in-state wagers on their beloved Carolina Hurricanes for the first time. And they get a five-star NHL matchup to start.

The Canes host the New York Rangers in a matchup of sizzling-hot Stanley Cup contenders tonight in Raleigh.


It won’t be easy to find value in Carolina. The game sits right for them, with the Rangers having played the New Jersey Devils Monday night, and the books are all over it.

Here’s a look at the Rangers vs Hurricanes Predictions and Odds. Check the varied sportsbook apps for best odds, and welcome to North Carolina sports betting!

Rangers vs Hurricanes Betting Odds and Trends

This has fluctuated as heavy Carolina money has made the Hurricanes nearly unplayable on the moneyline as of Tuesday morning.

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The Hurricanes are 5-1 in recent ML outcomes. At 39-19-6, they have 84 points and are second to the Rangers in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers are 42-18-4 with 88 points. They had a recent 10-game win streak, followed by a 3-3 run

The Hurricanes thumped the Calgary Flames 7-2 on Sunday. The Rangers toppled the New Jersey Devils 3-1 Monday night.

Both teams are playing their third game in four days. They each won the first two.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Under is on a 7-2 run, but, as we have detailed in recent stories, that trend may be difficult to keep up. Tonight’s total of 5.5 is only the second time the Hurricanes have played all year with a total under 6. The other was four games ago, when they lost to the Winnipeg Jets 5-3.

The total has slid between 5.5 and 6 on this game, giving bettors a chance to nail down the side they want.

Carolina has only allowed five goals in its three-game win streak.

The ‘Canes come off a weekend sweep of the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, and Calgary Flames, 7-2.

New York Rangers

When the Rangers get going, they sizzle.

They had been on a 1-4 slide and fell behind the Ottawa Senators 2-0 on the road on Jan. 27. Boom, they got seven unanswered goals in that time and launched a 10-game win streak.

New York had a nine-game run earlier this year.

Like the Hurricanes, the Rangers are defensive-minded. They have only yielded 173 goals, just better than 177 for Carolina. Both teams have the best goals-against mark in the Eastern Conference behind the Pittsburgh Penguins.

New York had a recent run of five straight Unders.

The Rangers have only allowed one goal in their last two games. 

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Laviolette Returns to Carolina

Welcome back, Peter Laviolette. It seems fitting for the Hurricanes to earn their legalized-wagering wings with the return of the first-year Rangers coach.

He is well-known in North Carolina. Laviolette led the Canes to their only Stanley Cup in 2006 and is the winningest American-born coach in history.

Laviolette has done a magnificent job with the Rangers. They have abided by his tough, defensive-minded system. He has lit a fire under Artemi Panarin and Alexis Lafrenière, who are enjoying their best seasons.

The Rangers are showing discipline they have not displayed since winning the Stanley Cup in 1994.

Rangers vs Hurricanes Injury News


The Hurricanes made the league’s most significant trade-deadline move, obtaining two-time 40-goal scorer Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Guentzel won a Stanley Cup with them in 2017.

This was a risky move because Guentzel had been on injured reserve since Feb. 15, but by giving up three players and two draft picks for him, the Hurricanes have faith that  Guentzel is close to returning.

Keep an eye out for him; he could be back this week.

Rangers vs Hurricanes: Notable Players

Anytime Goal Scoring Candidates and Season Totals

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Sebastian Aho, 25
  • Jake Guentzel, 22
  • Teuvo Teravainen, 21
  • Seth Jarvis, 20

New York Rangers

  • Artemi Panarin, 35
  • Chris Kreider, 32
  • Vincent Trocheck, 24
  • Mike Zibanejad, 20

Rangers vs Hurricanes Predictions

Artemi Panarin Over 2.5 shots on goal, -130

Panarin often gets three SOG on the nose. That would be enough here. The Carolina ML has no value, and the Rangers are dangerous anyway. Good luck!

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How to Watch Rangers vs Hurricanes

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 12
  • Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
  • TV: MSG, Bally Sports South
  • Live Stream: ESPN+


About the Author
Dave Bontempo

Dave Bontempo

Dave Bontempo is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who has covered the sports industry since the 1970s. He won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcasting by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1997, and is in the New Jersey and Atlantic City Boxing Halls of Fame. Bontempo has broadcast major fights all over the world. The advent of legalized sports wagering shifted his focus to this exciting new industry in 2018.

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