Hurricanes vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Prediction 4/27/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (39-27-16) on Saturday, April 27th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on TBS. The Islanders are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 2:00 ET.

Hurricanes vs Islanders

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The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Hurricanes have gone 52-23-7, putting them in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 8-2, and they have won their last three games in a row. On the road, the Hurricanes have gone 25-13-3 this year.

As the favorite, Carolina has gone 49-19-7, and they have been favored in 75 of their 82 games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hurricanes have gone 35-15, and they have gone 16-10 against divisional opponents.

On the season, the Hurricanes have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game and have won 35 games by multiple goals. Their puck line record for the year is 37-45, including going 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.

When playing on the road, Carolina’s average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game, and their puck line record away from home is 19-22. In their last ten road games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

After suffering a 6-3 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets, the Hurricanes are looking to bounce back today. Looking at the Hurricanes offense vs. the Blue Jackets, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and one time in the second period. Of Carolina’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 41 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Carolina took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Islanders have been tough to beat, going 21-10-10. Over their last ten games, they have gone 6-4 and have won two in a row. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 7th place and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, they have gone 25-25 this season. As the underdog, they have gone 19-14-10.

At home this season, the Islanders have a puck line record of 18-23 and an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. So far, they have 21 wins by just one goal, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.5 goals per game.

Overall, the Islanders have a puck line record of 42-40, and their puck line record as the underdog is 30-13. In their last ten games at home, the team’s puck line record is 5-5, and their average scoring differential when favored is just .1 goals per game.

In their last game, the Islanders were the hosts against the Penguins, and they came away with a 5-4 win. Against the Penguins, the Islanders’ offense scored in all three periods. Out of New York’s five goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, New York came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 3rd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.

This season, the Hurricanes have an over/under record of 33-47-2. Throughout last season, they played 44 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.8 goals per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Islanders are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 18th in the league. So far this year, the Islanders are 15-12 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 24-15 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 42-35-5. Over the season, there have been 48 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.2 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Carolina defense takes on the Islanders ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 1st in shutouts, with 8 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Islanders Trends

  • Although Carolina has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Although New York has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 5-5. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Islanders have an puck line mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. New York posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Hurricanes have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Hurricanes are the way to go. However, with a payout of -183, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Islanders to cover. Even if the Hurricanes manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Islanders should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 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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