Rangers vs. Hurricanes Prediction and Odds for Game 5 (Can Carolina Get Past Igor Shesterkin?)

The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes will play in Game 5 on Thursday night.
The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes will play in Game 5 on Thursday night. / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The Carolina Hurricanes just can't seem to win on the road in the playoffs. They are now 0-5 on the road, but 6-0 at home so far this postseason after allowing both of their opponents to come back from a 2-0 series deficit.

The good news for Hurricanes fans and bettors, is that they're back at home for Game 5 with a chance to take a 3-2 series lead over New York.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for Thursday night's pivotal game.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Odds and Total


  • Rangers +125
  • Hurricanes -145

Puck line:

  • Rangers +1.5 (-215)
  • Hurricanes -1.5 (+175)


  • 5.5 (Over +115/Under -135)

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • Hurricanes are 8-3 in last 11 games vs. Rangers.
  • Rangers are 1-5 in their last six road games.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Rangers' last six games.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the Hurricanes' last five games.
  • Hurricanes are 8-0 in their last eight home games.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Prediction and Pick

Igor Shesterkin is once again trying to steal a series for the Rangers. The Hurricanes have been outplaying the Rangers for the majority of the series, but yet here we are, heading into Game 5 with it tied up at 2-2.

The best way to illustrate exactly how much of a difference Shesterkin is making, is by looking at expected goals scored per 60 minutes. So far this series, the Hurricanes have an expected goals of 3.44 per 60 minutes of play. Their ACTUAL goals per 60 minutes is 1.48. That's a difference of 1.96 goals per 60 minutes. That's pure insanity.

So, how do you treat this series moving forward from a betting standpoint? Do you bet on the team that's effectively outplaying the other, or do you bet on the underdogs who keep winning almost solely due to the brick wall they have inbetween the pipes?

The Hurricanes are undefeated in the postseason at home, so for me, I'm going to keep riding that trend. But, if you want to bet on the New York Shesterkins, I wouldn't blame you.

Pick: Hurricanes -145

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.