Planning on watching today’s Hurricanes and Islanders game? Catch the action at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, as the Islanders hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are the -1.5 goal favorites in this Metropolitan division matchup against the Islanders. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Islanders +1.5

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

  • The Hurricanes enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Islanders (+1.5)

Can The Hurricanes Secure a Win at Elmont?

Carolina enters today’s game with a record of 42-20-6, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have won three straight games and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games. On the road, the Hurricanes are 20-11-2 this season.

Overall, Carolina has been favored in 61 of their 68 games and have gone 39-16-6 in those contests. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hurricanes have gone 27-11 this season.

Carolina comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have 27 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 12 times. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 29-39, including going 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.

On the road, the Hurricanes have gone 14-19 against the puck line this season. In their last ten road games, Carolina has gone 6-4 against the puck line. Against the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes have been favored in 61 of their games and have a puck line record of 25-36 in those games.

This season, Carolina’s games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Hurricanes currently have an over/under record of 29-38-1.

In their last three road games, Carolina has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

Carolina’s leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 27 goals, placing him 32nd in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 47 assists.

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.8 shots per game against New York. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 18-12, and his save percentage is 0.682%.

Can The Islanders Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 15-8-10, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 18-20. Overall, New York has gone 29-24-15, and they are currently in 10th place in the conference and 5th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, New York has gone 14-12-9 this year, including a two-game losing streak. Over their last three games, the Islanders have gone 0-3, and in their last five games, they are 1-4. On the season, New York has been the underdog 35 times, and they have gone 14-12-9 in those games.

At home this season, the Islanders have a puck line record of 14-19, and they have 20 losses by more than one goal. So far, New York’s average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

So far, the Islanders have gone 24-11 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have 16 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games overall, New York has a puck line record of 6-4, but their overall puck line record is 33-34.

For the season, New York’s games have finished with an average of 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6. Overall, the Islanders have an over/under record of 37-26-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Carolina has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Islanders come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. The New York offense is ranked 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 6th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Bo Horvat. Coming into the game he has 29 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. Horvat also comes into the game with 32 assists.

Defensively, the Islanders are currently 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.8 shots per game against New York. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Ilya Sorokin has started 48 games in this season. His current record is 22-16, and his save percentage stands at 1.0%.