New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 4/20/2024

The New York Islanders (39-27-16) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7) on Saturday, April 20th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh 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 5:00 ET.

Islanders vs Hurricanes

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The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 39-27-16, the Islanders enter the game in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. On the road this season, New York has gone 18-17-6, and they have won two straight games. Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 8-2.

As the underdog, New York has gone 19-14-10 this season when not favored. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Islanders have gone 25-25 this year. Over their last five games, New York has gone 4-1, and they have gone 2-1 over their last three games.

On the road this season, the Islanders have gone 24-17 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 43 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 30-13.

Over their last ten road games, the Islanders have gone just 5-5 against the puck line, but they have covered the puck line in each of their last four games. Overall, their puck line record for the season is 42-40.

In their previous game, the Islanders hosted the Penguins and game away with a 5-4 win. Against the Penguins, the Islanders’ offense scored in all three periods. New York’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 32 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, New York came away with a victory 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 Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 27-10-4 and have won two straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina has the second-best record and is second in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Hurricanes are 52-23-7.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3 and have won four of their last five games. As the favorite this season, Carolina has gone 49-19-7, and in the Eastern Conference, they have gone 35-15.

At home this year, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 18-23, and their average scoring differential is at +.9 goals per game. So far, they have 35 wins by multiple goals and 17 wins by just one goal.

Carolina’s overall puck line mark for the season is at 37-45, and their puck line record as the favorite is 33-42. In their last ten games at home, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Hurricanes fell to the Blue Jackets on the road by a score of 6-3. 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. Out of Carolina’s three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 41 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

In this game, Carolina was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Islanders are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the league.

For the season, the over/under record of the Islanders’ stands at 42-35-5. They have had 48 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 39-20 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-1 record.

The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 33-47-2. Last season, they had 44 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games averaged 5.8 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

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.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Trends

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

Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Islanders to take down the Hurricanes on the road. With the moneyline currently at +190, I’m placing my 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.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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