Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/21/2023 – The 1st Round of the NHL Playoffs will continue with the Carolina Hurricanes taking on the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on Friday evening. The Carolina Hurricanes are ruling the Metropolitan Division with an overall 52-21-9 on the season. The New York Islanders are in the fourth position of the division with 42-31-9 on the scoreboard. The Islanders lost the last two games in the playoffs and are keeping their fingers crossed for this one. However, the Carolina Hurricanes will easily win this matchup according to the latest NHL betting trends.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/21/2023
When: Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UBS Arena Elmont, NY
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders 4/21/2023 Betting Odds:
|Hurricanes||+0.5 (-200)||6 o (-105)||+182|
|Islanders||-0.5 (+140)||6 u (-127)||-227|
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The Carolina Hurricanes won the previous game in the playoffs against the Islanders in overtime 4-3. The Hurricanes are scoring an average of 3.20 goals in each game and have been successful in 19.8 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The Carolina offense in this hockey season is being led by Martin Necas who has scored 28 goals so far while assisting 43 times. On defense, the Hurricanes are allowing their opponents to score an average of 2.55 goals in every game played.
Players to watch: Brent Burns D (G 0, A 4, PTS 4, Jaccob Slavin D (G 1, A 1, PTS 2, Martin Necas C (G 0, A 2, PTS 2.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders lost two straight games against the Hurricanes, with their last victory coming against the Montreal Canadiens. The Islanders are putting up an average of 2.95 goals in each game and have been successful in 15.8 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The New York offense this season is being headed by Brock Nelson who has gotten the puck across successfully 36 times so far. Defense-wise, the Islanders are allowing their opponents to score an average of 2.65 goals in every game played.
Players to watch: Noah Dobson D (G 0, A 2, PTS 2, Brock Nelson C (G 1, A 1, PTS 2, Kyle Palmieri C (G 1, A 1, PTS 2.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina’s last 12 games.
Carolina are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Carolina are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against NY Islanders.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games on the road.
Carolina are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.
Carolina are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games.
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
NY Islanders are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Islanders’ last 18 games played on a Friday when at home.
Hurricanes vs Islanders Betting Picks
The New York Islanders are easily the weaker team in this pairing and are not going to do much here. The Hurricanes will be using their confidence from the last game to take control of this matchup. The Carolina Hurricanes will be winning here as per the most recent NHL betting stats.
Score Prediction: Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2.