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Islanders visit Carolina Hurricanes in NHL clash

New York Islanders

Carolina Hurricanes
27-35-9 March 25, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 31-31-9

Carolina will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to PNC Arena.

This season the Hurricanes are 31-31-9 overall while the Islanders are 27-35-9. As for the totals, Carolina is 28-36-7 on the OU, and New York is 41-29-1.View New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Hurricanes in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Hurricanes) and the No. 26 (Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, New York was a 2-0 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on New York at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Carolina won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Jets on March 22. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +143 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 Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.37 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 13.04% while the Islanders defense kills off 77.78% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Hurricanes trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Islanders's last 13 games
NY Islanders is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
New York at Tampa Bay, Thursday, March 27th
Carolina at Florida, Thursday, March 27th