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Rangers vs. Hurricanes prediction, odds: 2022 Stanley Cup playoff picks, Game 6 best bets by proven NHL expert

Written by on May 28, 2022

The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs will continue on Saturday with Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina holds the 3-2 edge in the series coming off a 3-1 win in Game 5 where it outshot New York 34-17. However, now the series returns to Manhattan, where the Rangers have only lost once all postseason in a triple-overtime classic to start their series against the Penguins. So can the Rangers use home-ice advantage to force a Game 7?

Puck drop from Madison Square Garden in New York City is set for 8 p.m. ET. New York is listed as the -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Rangers vs. Hurricanes odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Carolina is the -105 underdog. The over-under for goals is set at 5.5. Before making any Hurricanes vs. Rangers picks, check out the Game 6 predictions from NHL insider Matt Severance.

Severance is a well-connected writer and handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. He’s SportsLine’s top NHL handicapper, going 128-65-4 in his last 197 NHL picks, returning over $2,900 for $100 players.

Now, the expert has set his sights on Rangers vs. Hurricanes in this 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs matchup. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the latest NHL odds from and trends for Hurricanes vs. Rangers: 

  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes money line: New York -115, Hurricanes -105
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes over-under: 5.5 goals
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes puck line: New York -1.5 (+230)
  • Rangers vs. Hurricanes tickets: See tickets at StubHub
  • NYR: Igor Shesterkin has a .949 save percentage for the series
  • CAR: Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen both have two goals and two assists this series

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Why you should back the Rangers

The Rangers have been much better at home than on the road throughout this postseason and goaltender Igor Shesterkin has been a big reason why. Shesterkin has a .949 save percentage overall this postseason and he’s stopped 73 of 75 shots on goal that the Hurricanes have managed in Madison Square Garden this season. 

Carolina has now lost every road playoff game it has played by multiple goals and the Rangers have won four of their last five home games by multiple goals. Look for Shesterkin to be the great equalizer as he’s been most of the season and throughout the playoffs, biding time for New York’s offensive options to find their spot and make an impact.

Why you should back the Hurricanes

However, the Hurricanes will have some momentum coming off their Game 5 win back in Carolina to take a 3-2 series lead. The Rangers couldn’t mount anything offensively in that contest, putting just 17 shots on net with Antti Raanta turning away 16 of those attempts in a 3-1 win. 

Despite scoring a goal, it was a tough night for Mika Zibanejad who had a 5-on-5 Corsi For percentage of just 27.6 for the game. The Hurricanes will look to tie up Zibanejad similarly in Game 6 and if they can continue to limit New York’s big three of Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider, they should maintain the upper hand in the series.

How to make Rangers vs. Hurricanes picks

For Game 6 of this best-of-seven series, Severance has identified a critical x-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the money line. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hurricanes vs. Rangers? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rangers vs. Hurricanes money line on Saturday, all from the expert with his finger on the pulse of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The post Rangers vs. Hurricanes prediction, odds: 2022 Stanley Cup playoff picks, Game 6 best bets by proven NHL expert first appeared on CBS Sports.

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