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ice-hockey | Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:33 AM (Revised at: Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:58 PM)

NHL Best Bet: Carolina vs NY Rangers, Thursday May 26th

NHL Best Bet: Carolina vs NY Rangers, Thursday May 26th
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How important is the home-ice advantage? Well, if you are the Hurricanes you are setting records because through their first 11 games of the post-season the home team has earned the win on every occasion. Emotions are starting to rise as the Rangers and Canes have split the first 4 games of the series and our resident NHL expert Ej Garr is hoping that leads to goals in the opening frame. Do you like apples? How about them 3.40 apples on a BTTS in the 1st period!

NHL Playoffs Best Bet May 26th

  • Carolina vs NY Rangers: Both Teams To Score 1st Period

Odds as of 10:00 am May 26th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

 Carolina vs NY Rangers Best Bet

May 27, 00:00  (UK time)

The Hurricanes are proving that home ice is a big thing to their advantage but also a disadvantage in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tying an NHL record with the loss to the Rangers on Tuesday night at MSG, the Canes are 0 – 5 on the road and 6 – 0 at home in the post-season. That means the home team is 11 – 0  when the Canes take the ice to play the good ole hockey game. It’s the best game you can name and the coolest sport on Earth, you know!

So, here we are in Raleigh for game 5 of what is now the best of 3 series after both teams earned wins on their home ice. So, is this series going 7 games because nothing can stop that trend or can the Blue Shirts eke out a game 5 win as a big underdog and then return to New York for game 6?

Well, the line setters have made their statement -no, the Rangers cannot win this game, there is no way they can win on the road and the home-ice advantage deserves a 1,65 line on the Canes. Yeah, hold on there a second tough guy, we might have a five-minute major for fighting if you come and tell me the Rangers can’t use some momentum and ride it into a big win game 5 win at this price to boot. 

Hi, my name is Ej and I have a ‘thinkdog’ problem because all of the damn value points to a Rangers win to swing the series and buck the trend of home wins/losses for the Canes. At 2.40, I am dying to point all of us to a Ranger win so we can cash a lovely ticket full of value but then it hit me.  

Both of the games in New York ended with little scraps and jawing, and some cheap shots were being followed by some talking. Domi involved with it? Oh, come on, can you have the last name Domi and not be involved with some extracurricular activities?

So, I know we all are expecting another low-scoring, tightly contested game 5 because it is a swing game that will have one of these teams looking to advance to the Conference Finals with a win in game 6 on Saturday at the Garden. 

I hope they come out a little hyped and excited to score instead of just hitting each other for 20 minutes and blocking shots. When I see the Both Teams to Score in the 1st period listed at a price like 3.40, my heart skips a beat because a stinkin’ 1 – 1 opening stanza gets us paid handsomely.

At this point, the Rangers’ power play is finding the net and that is something that Carolina had prevented all season long. The Canes are the best PK team in hockey coming into the post-season and the defensive stats have held true throughout this series for the most part. When the gut tells you to expect something to happen I usually trust it and listen to myself, especially with a number like 3.40 attached to the action.

  • Selection: Both Teams To Score 1st Period
  • Best odds: 3.25 (Bet365)
  • Stakes 4/10

Odds as of 10:00 am May 26th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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EjGarr27 may 2022 | 00:34
And did y'all notice I am just outside the top 15 in this month's competition over 100U? I know!
EjGarr26 may 2022 | 23:43
Hmm hmm!! Like that!