Carolina vs Rangers: prediction for the NHL game
The Carolina Hurricanes are in the top four in the Eastern Conference and are second in their division, two points behind the Rangers but with four games in hand. After a crushing defeat to Columbus (0:6) at home, the Canes pulled themselves together and recorded two victories in a row.
First, the Hurricanes defeated Vancouver (4:1), and then beat Boston with a score of 7:1. Rod BrindAmour's team lost only 5 home games out of 17 and average four goals per game.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are having a fantastic season so far and are one of the main contenders for a ticket to the playoffs - they just need to avoid losing streaks to secure a top-6 finish.
The Rangers won their last three matches. First, they defeated San Jose (3:0) and Philadelphia (3:2) away from home, and then crushed Toronto (6:3) in New York. Gerard Gallant's charges normally deliver their most productive performance in the third period.
In 8 games out of 10, the Rangers conceded under 4 goals.
In the last 8 games between the clubs, more than one goal was scored in the second period.
We are predicting a close game. The Rangers are in good form and should be able to hold the positive handicap. Moreover, the Rangers have often upset the Wild in Minnesota before.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) to Rangers
Both sides are demonstrating high performance and average around three goals per game. We are predicting a high-scoring game here.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals