NHL Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Islanders at Carolina
New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
The visiting Islanders hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at PNC Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes sport records of 18-24-3 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 24-16-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-22-2 for the Hurricanes and 25-19-1 for the Islanders.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 7-rated Islanders in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 14.5% rate while the Islanders have a 80.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New York, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Carolina won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Lightning on April 21. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Winnipeg are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Islanders at Hurricanes trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Carolina
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 9 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
Carolina is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders at Philadelphia, Thursday, April 25
Carolina home to NY Rangers, Thursday, April 25