Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction, Odds & Picks (Mar. 19)

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Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction, Odds & Picks (Mar. 19)

The New York Islanders will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to UBS Arena on Tuesday night. The latest NHL odds price Carolina as a -155 road favorite over New York.

What’s the best bet for Tuesday’s NHL game? Let’s get into our Hurricanes vs Islanders prediction, as we analyze the odds and provide our picks.

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Odds

In the Canes vs Isles odds for Tuesday, Carolina is the -160 moneyline favorite, giving them 62% implied win probability. The over/under is set at 5.5.

Tuesday’s NHL game will be streamed on ESPN+ and HULU. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST.

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Hurricanes vs Islanders History

The Islanders and Hurricanes have played three times this season, with New York prevailing in two of those games. The most recent meeting took place in late December when the Islanders won 5-4 at PNC Arena despite getting outshot 40-28.

It’s important to note that despite New York’s recent wins over Carolina, the Canes have outshot the Isles 129-69 in the season series so far. the Isles will likely need more goaltending brilliance to secure another victory.

Although both these teams are known for their strong defensive play, the “over” has also cashed in three straight meetings between the two rivals.

Islanders Battling for Playoff Berth

The New York Islanders fell out of the NHL Playoff Bracket over the weekend, losing their fourth straight game to the New York Rangers. Bo Horvat scored twice for the Islanders, who lost 5-2 to their main rivals at home on Sunday night.

The Islanders have been outscored 16-4 during this losing streak, and head coach Patrick Roy recently criticized his team for its lackluster performance. Prior to this skid, the Isles had strung together six straight victories.

New York ranks 29th (3.00 GF/GP) in offense and 22nd in defense (3.25 GA/GP), while its power play is 15th best (21.6%). Tuesday’s projected starting NHL goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is 22-16-11 this season with a .909 save percentage and 3.03 GAA.

Canes Battling for Metro Crown

While the Islanders are trying to salvage their playoff hopes, the Hurricanes are looking to win the Metropolitan Division for the second straight season. The Hurricanes are 6-2-0 since March 1, a stretch of play that their trade deadline acquisitions have bolstered.

Jake Guentzel and Evgeny Kuznetsov have combined for nine points since joining the Hurricanes, while Sebastian Aho (74 points) continues to be the team’s offensive ringleader. Speedy winger Seth Jarvis also recently crossed the 50-point plateau amidst a breakout season.

Carolina is four points behind the first-place Rangers in the Metropolitan Division standings. Their stellar defensive play has played a key role in their success, as the Canes are allowing just 2.65 GAA per game (4th).

The Canes are expected to turn in goal to Pyotr Kochetkov, who is 18-12-3 with a .911 save percentage and 2.40 GAA this season. He will aim to improve on his lackluster .838 career save percentage against the Islanders and outduel fellow Russian Ilya Sorokin.

Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction

This matchup pits two teams currently trending in different directions. The Hurricanes have an excellent 60.25 CF% at even strength over their past 10 games, while the Isles have a 48.82 CF% in that same span.

The special team battle also heavily sways towards the canes’ favor, as they own a power play operating at 26.1% (4th) while the Isles boast the league’s worst penalty kill (71.8%). Here are some betting trends to note before wagering on Canes vs Isles:

  • Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Hurricanes are 14-3 in their last 17 road games.
  • Islanders are 0-5 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.

Both teams are playing their fourth game in six nights, and the trends show which team performs better in that situation. Plus, while the Isles may be at home, they are just 15-8-10 at UBS Arena this season. Meanwhile, the Canes have been an excellent road squad.

We’re laying the juice with Carolina at -160 here. The Canes should keep rolling as they aim to build momentum for a lengthy playoff run. Take advantage of some of the best NC betting promos and lay the juice with the Canes.