According to the bookmakers, the Carolina Hurricanes will defeat the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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A few hours before the start of the confrontation between these two teams from the Metropolitan section, on Wednesday, the Mise-o-jeu site favored the “Canes”, first in their division in the regular season. The odds for a Carolina win, regardless of the number of games required, were 1.47, compared to 2.50 for the Big Apple club.
Hockey fans wishing to bet on the identity of the winner and the total of games played have noted that the same platform predicts a victory for the Hurricanes in five, six or seven games; the odds offered here are in the order of 5.00, 5.25 and 5.00, while a sweep will be worth 8.50 times the amount on the table.
On the other hand, a series of four duels to the advantage of the Blueshirts is quoted at 21.00. The total goes to 12.00 for a five-game triumph. The numbers for a New York win in six or seven games are similar, at 7.00 and 7.50.
The two rivals needed seven meetings to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Carolina defeated the Boston Bruins on Saturday and the Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins the next day. During the campaign, the Hurricanes won three of their four meetings against New York.