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NHL betting line favors Islanders over Hurricanes

Carolina HurricanesNew York Islanders
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Odds

8-7-1TEAM RECORD8-9-1

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to grab a road win when they take on the Islanders in New York at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday in hockey odds action.

The Islanders are 8-9-1 so far on the season. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 8-7-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 11-7 and the Hurricanes go 9-7 on the totals.

View Carolina vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -116 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The Islanders - Hurricanes odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 16.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 6-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 25.3% rate while the Hurricanes have a 75.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Lightning on February 23. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Islanders were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 2-8
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Carolina is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games at home
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Washington, Tuesday, February 26
NY Islanders home to Boston, Tuesday, February 26