(3) NY Rangers vs. Carolina (4)
PICK: pinnacle @ 1.5 NYR (-208)
DATE: August 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM
STAR RATING: 5.0
EXPERT: Jesse Schule
EVALUATION: Win (500) - Final Score NYR 2 at CAR 3
This is a 5* play on NYR +1.5.
The Canes were ahead of the Rangers in the standings when the league paused the season, and they will be the favorite here in the qualifying round. The Rangers had just one fewer win than Carolina, and New York swept the season series verus the Canes (4-0). Artemi Panarin had three goals and six assists against Carolina in those games. This series appears to be close, and I wouldn't be surprised to see some overtime games. All the trends favor New York, who are 41-14 in the last 55 meetings. The underdog has won outright in each of the last six meetings.