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New York Islanders host Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action

Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders
3-2-3 October 19, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 3-2-2

New York will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Carolina Hurricanes pay a visit to Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders are 3-2-2 so far on the season. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 3-2-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 3-3-1 and the Hurricanes go 2-6 on the totals.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed as 138 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 26-rated Hurricanes taking on the No. 7-rated Islanders in this contest.

The Hurricanes were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3.14 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 21.74% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Islanders trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Carolina's last 17 games on the road
NY Islanders is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 8 games at home
NY Islanders is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Minnesota, Thursday, October 24th
New York at Vancouver, Tuesday, October 22nd