Hurricanes vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Prediction 3/19/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (42-20-6) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (29-24-15) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Islanders are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

Hurricanes vs Islanders

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Carolina enters this game with a record of 42-20-6 and is in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 8-2 and have won their last three games. On the road this season, Carolina is 20-11-2 and has won five straight games away from home.

For the year, the Hurricanes have been favored in 61 of their 68 games and have gone 39-16-6 as the favorite. They have also been favored in each of their last three games and have won all three of those games.

Carolina enters the game with an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game, and they have 27 wins by multiple goals compared to 15 wins by one goal. The Hurricanes have gone 29-39 on the puck line this year, including a road puck line mark of 14-19.

So far, Carolina has been favored in 61 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 25-36. In their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.6 goals per game.

Facing the Senators in their last game, the Hurricanes won by a score of 7-2. In all three periods, the Hurricanes’ offense found the net against the Senators. Of Carolina’s seven goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 38 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Carolina came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the 10th-ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders have struggled recently, going 1-4 in their last five games and 0-3 in their last three. For the season, New York is 29-24-15 and has 73 points. In divisional games, the Islanders are 8-10, and they are 18-20 against the Eastern Conference. At home, New York is 15-8-10.

As the underdog, the Islanders have gone 14-12-9 this season, and they have lost two straight games when not favored. In games against the Metropolitan Division, New York is 5th with a record of 15-11-6. Over their last ten games, the Islanders are 6-4.

At home, the Islanders have a puck line record of 14-19 this season. So far, their average scoring differential at home is -.2 goals per game. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 33-34, and they have gone 24-11 against the puck line as the underdog.

Coming into this game, New York has dropped their last four games against the puck line. In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Islanders fell to the Rangers on the road by a score of 5-2. Offensively, the Islanders registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, the New York offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 27 shots on goal.

Entering the game as the underdog, New York not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. This season, the Hurricanes are 29-17 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-1 record.

The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 29-38-1. For the season, they have had 32 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 21st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. Coming into the game, the Islanders have a 11-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-13.

So far, the Islanders have an over/under record of 37-26-4. Coming into the game, they have played 35 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.8 shots per game against New York. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Islanders Trends

  • Carolina has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • New York has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Islanders have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 7-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Hurricanes to defeat the Islanders while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -158, I’m placing a wager on the Hurricanes to win outright.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Islanders to cover. Even if the Hurricanes secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Islanders should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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