Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction - NHL Picks 11/30/23

Carolina Hurricanes (13-8) vs New York Islanders (8-7-6)

Game Info: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 7:30 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -192 / New York Islanders +158 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders will play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. New York has dropped two games in a row, while Carolina has won four of their last five games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Islanders vs Hurricanes prediction. 

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 8-7-6 this year after they lost to New Jersey by a score of 5-4 in their last game. New York led 4-2 in the third period, but the Devils scored three straight goals for the win. The Islanders were out shot by a total of 33-26 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. New York also lost to the Flyers by a score of 1-0 in their previous game and they have struggled over the last few weeks, losing nine of their last 12 games. New York is scoring 2.62 goals per game and they are allowing 3.10 goals against per game, while going 22.4% on the power play and 70.6% on the penalty kill. Mathew Barzal has led New York with six goals, 13 assists, and 71 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Ilya Sorokin, who is 5-4-5 this season with a 3.10 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-8-0 this season after they defeated the Flyers by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Carolina was tied at one in the second period, but they scored the final three goals in the game for the win. The Hurricanes out shot Philadelphia by a total of 36-29 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Carolina’s only loss in their last five games came against Tampa Bay by a score of 8-2. Carolina is scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 3.24 goals against per game, while going 21.1% on the power play and 75.4% on the penalty kill. Sebastian Aho has led Carolina with five goals, 14 assists, and 54 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Antti Raanta, who is 6-3-0 this year with a 3.47 goals against average and a .854 save percentage. 

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won nine of their last 10 home games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Islanders and Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
  • The Hurricanes have won the third period in four of their last five games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Hurricanes' last seven games against opponents on a losing streak.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have lost each of their last five night games at PNC Arena against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Islanders' last seven games.
  • The Islanders have lost the third period in four of their last five games following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Islanders' last seven games as underdogs.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Sebastian Aho has scored a goal in three of the Hurricanes' last four games as favorites against the Islanders.
  • Andrei Svechnikov has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances.
  • Anthony DeAngelo has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight Thursday night appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Jaccob Slavin has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Hurricanes this season (2).

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Mathew Barzal has scored a goal in each of the Islanders' last three games as underdogs.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded at least one point in 10 of the Islanders' last 11 games as underdogs.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one assist in each of the Islanders' last three games as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Bo Horvat has recorded two blocks against the Hurricanes this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 2nd in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.43).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 3rd in the league for shots per game this season (33.7).
  • The New York Islanders ranks 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (22.41%).
  • The New York Islanders ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).

Islanders vs Hurricanes Betting Prediction 

New York comes into this game on a two game losing streak and they have played pretty poorly over their last 12 games. The Islanders are only scoring 2.62 goals per game this season and their penalty kill is only at 70.6%. Carolina has won four of their last five games and is currently second in the Metro standings. The Hurricanes are 7-2-0 at home this year, while New York is 4-4-2 on the road. I can’t trust the Islanders to score consistently, so I am going to take Carolina to win by at least two goals. 

David’s Pick Hurricanes -1.5

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