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NHL betting line favors Islanders over Hurricanes

New York Islanders

Carolina Hurricanes
6-6-3 November 07, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 5-7-3

PNC Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Carolina Hurricanes and the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday.

Carolina will face the 6-6-3 Islanders. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 5-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Islanders are 9-5-1 favoring the OVER.

View New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Islanders were listed as -121 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 7-rated Islanders in this matchup.

The Hurricanes were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 1.93 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.33 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.29% while the Islanders defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Hurricanes trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 8 games
NY Islanders is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games at home

Next up:
New York at Columbus, Saturday, November 9th
Carolina at Minnesota, Saturday, November 9th