The New York Islanders (8-7-6) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (13-8-0) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh 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 Devils. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes
The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Hurricanes, the Islanders have a record of 8-7-6 so far. At home, their record is 4-3-4 and 4-4-2 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 10th in the Eastern conference. New York’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.5, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 9-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of -0.7, and on the road, it is -0.3.
The Islanders aim to bounce back following their 5-4 loss on the road to the Devils. Scoring-wise, the Islanders put up one goal during the first period and three times in the second period. Out of New York’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had four giveaways.
As underdogs, New York suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into today’s action, the Hurricanes have rattled off two straight wins which has them sitting with an overall record of 13-8-0. At home, they are 7-2-0 and 6-6-0 on the road. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 4th in the Eastern conference. Carolina’s average scoring margin this season is +.1, leading to an overall puck line record of 8-13. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.6, while on the road, it is -0.2.
In their most recent matchup, the Hurricanes played against the Flyers and won with a score of 4-1. Offensively, the Hurricanes’ offense scored in each period against the Flyers. In the game, Carolina managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 36 shots on goal and committed 8 turnovers.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Carolina also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
New York Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Islanders offense is 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.
The Islanders come in with an over/under record of 10-10-1. Over the season, there have been 11 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.9 goals per game.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Looking at how the Hurricanes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 10-11-0. Over the season, there have been 11 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.6 goals per game.
New York Team Defense
Defensively, the Islanders are currently 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.9 shots per game against New York. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Carolina Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.1 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Islanders vs Hurricanes Trends
- Across the Islanders last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 7-3, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- The Hurricanes are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Islanders have an puck line mark of just 2-8 in their last ten games. New York posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Islanders to pick up on a win over the Hurricanes and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +158, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Islanders straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Islanders winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Islanders straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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