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Hockey Matchup - New York Islanders Carolina Hurricanes Odds Preview

Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders
15-16-9 January 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 14-21-7

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders.

The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-16-9 this season, while the Islanders are 14-21-7. Carolina is 17-18-5 on the totals; New York is 22-19-1.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed as 119 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Islanders - Hurricanes odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 23.

In their last action, Carolina was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Carolina at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on January 2. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.62 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.95 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.91% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80.29% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Islanders trends to consider:
Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Islanders is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
NY Islanders is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Carolina home to Nashville, Sunday, January 5th
New York home to Dallas, Monday, January 6th