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New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes odds, picks and predictions

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The New York Islanders (10-6-2) face the Carolina Hurricanes (13-3-3) on Thursday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+/hulu). Below, we analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Islanders vs. Hurricanes odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

The Islanders were on the short end of a 5-4 scores on the road against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Overall, the Isles are 3-5-4 in the past 12 games overall, while cashing the Over ins 5 of the past 7 games.

The Hurricanes posted a 4-1 road win Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, winning for the 2nd straight game, and 4th win in the past 5 outings. Carolina is averaging 3.8 goals per game (GPG) in the past 5 outings, while allowing 3.2 GPG during the span.

This is the 2nd meeting of the season between the Isles and Canes. Carolina won 4-3 in overtime on Nov. 4 at UBS Arena as the Over (6) cashed.

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Islanders at Hurricanes odds

Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:27 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Islanders +162 (bet $100 to win $162) | Hurricanes -196 (bet $196 to win $100)
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Islanders +1.5 (-150) | Hurricanes -1.5 (+125)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -134 | U: +110)

Islanders at Hurricanes projected goalies

Ilya Sorokin (5-4-5, 3.10 GAA, .913 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Antti Raanta (6-3-0, 3.47 GAA, .854 SV%, 1 SO)

Sorokin was knocked around for 5 goals on 33 shots in the wild 5-4 loss in New Jersey on Tuesday. He has struggled in the month of November, going 2-3-3 with a 3.18 GAA and .914 SV% with a shutout in 8 starts.

Raanta was tattooed for 8 goals on just 14 shots in his most recent start against the Tampa Bay Lightning last Friday. He is expected to get the nod, trying to bounce back. To be fair, a handful of the goals Raanta allowed against the Lightning weren’t his fault, including 3 power-play goals and 2 breakaway goals in the 3rd period with the defense nowhere in sight.

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Islanders at Hurricanes picks and predictions

Prediction

Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2

Moneyline

The Hurricanes (-196) will cost you nearly 2 times your potential return, and that’s a little too expensive for a standalone bet.

The Islanders (+162) have cashed just twice in the past 7 road games, while going 3-9 in the past 12 against winning teams, and 1-4 in the past 5 games inside the Metropolitan Division.

PASS, and look to the puck line instead.

Puck line/Against the spread

The ISLANDERS +1.5 (-150) are a solid play as a moderate underdog catching a goal and a half.

While New York has struggled, the road team has won 4 straight in this series. Carolina has failed to cover the puck line in 2 of the past 3 games as a favorite, too, and it failed to cover on the puck line on the road in the first meeting Nov. 4, also as a moderate favorite.

Over/Under

The UNDER 5.5 (+110) is a value play at plus-money.

The Under has cashed in 2 straight for the Canes, while going 5-2 in the past 7 games overall. The Under is also 11-4 in the past 15 games overall, while going 9-3 in the past 12 games at home.

The Over has hit in 5 of the past 7 games for the Islanders, but the Under is 5-2 in the past 7 games inside the Metropolitan Division.

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