Top NHL Picks and Predictions Today (Moneyline Bet and Two Player Props for Rangers vs. Hurricanes Game 7)

The Rangers and Hurricanes will face-off in Game 7 on Monday night.
The Rangers and Hurricanes will face-off in Game 7 on Monday night. / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The New York Rangers forced a Game 7 for the second time this NHL postseason as they head to North Carolina Monday night in a winner-take-all game against the Hurricanes.

Carolina has pulled off an improbable feat of being an undefeated 7-0 at home, but a winless 0-6 on the road through the first two series. Will that trend extend through tonight?

My betting record in the NHL Playoffs so far is 34-34-1 (+0.7 units). Let's improve on that mark tonight.

In addition to my pick on a side, I'll also toss in a couple of prop bets using consensus odds. The moneyline odds below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Best NHL Bets for Rangers vs. Hurricanes Game 7

  • Hurricanes -145
  • Igor Shesterkin OVER 31.5 Saves (-110)
  • Vincent Trocheck Anytime Goalscorer (+275)

Hurricanes -145 vs. Rangers

The same thing could be said for every game of this series. In fact, the same thing could be said for every Rangers game this postseason. New York will be outperformed, but have a great chance to win solely due to their goaltender, Igor Shesterkin.

Shesterkin has a .926 save percentage in this year's playoffs, and he continues to steal games for his team. The best illustration of this is to look at the Hurricanes expected goals in this series. Their expected goals per 60 minutes of play is 3.65. Their actual goals per 60 minutes this series is 1.82 . That's a difference of 1.8 goals per game. That's complete insanity.

So, who do you want to bet on to win Game 7? The team that's outperforming their opponent from an offensive and defensive output perspective, or the team that has the best goaltender in the league?

With the Hurricanes being an undefeated 7-0 at home, I'll ride them one more time this series.

Igor Shesterkin OVER 31.5 Saves (-110)

This bet is a bit of a hedge against my Hurricanes bet. If New York wins the game, it's going to be on the back of Igor Shesterkin. He's surpassed this number in three of the last four games, as the Hurricanes are peppering the Rangers goaltender with shots.

We have to chance to win both Hurricanes moneyline as well as the OVER on this saves prop, but if we don't one or the other are near guaranteed to hit.

Vincent Trocheck Anytime Goalscorer +275

Vincent Trocheck has scored a goal in two-straight games, and I'll bet on him making it three-straight tonight. He has the most goals amongst all Hurricanes in the playoffs with five. He's also had five shot attempts in two of the last four goals, so the opportunities have been there for him to find the back of the net.

He has the best value on the board for an anytime scorer prop at +275 tonight.

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.