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New York Islanders vs Carolina  Hurricanes 4/19/2023 Picks, Odds and Predictions

New York Islanders vs Carolina  Hurricanes 4/19/2023 Picks, Odds and Predictions

East 1st Round – Game 2, CAR leads series 1-0

As we approach game two of the highly anticipated NHL playoffs, the buzz among fans is electric. This Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes will have the advantage of playing on home ice for the last time until game five, as they take on the formidable New York Islanders. The Islanders are coming off a heart-wrenching loss in the previous game, with a final score of 2-1, but they are not a team to be underestimated.

Although the New York Islanders may not have been a dominant force in recent years, they are known to be a tough team to face in the playoffs. One player who has been a standout for them this season is Brock Nelson, who has been on fire, leading the Islanders in points with an impressive 36 goals, 39 assists, and 75 points in just 82 games played. Nelson has been in peak form, enjoying the best season of his career. He has had success against Carolina in the regular season, scoring three goals in their four meetings, but was unable to find the back of the net in game one.

Another key player for the Islanders is Mathew Barzal, who missed the last two months of the regular season due to a lower-body injury. However, he made his return to the ice in game one, and the 25-year-old is considered the most important offensive player for the Islanders. His presence on the ice adds another layer of danger for the Hurricanes to contend with.

  • The New York Islanders are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road against Carolina.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Islanders’ last 5 games with a team in the Metropolitan Division.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders’ last 8 games played on a Wednesday.

New York Islanders vs Carolina  Hurricanes 4/19/2023 Picks, Odds and Predictions

Despite facing challenges throughout the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have managed to secure the second spot in the league standings. While they stumbled towards the end of the regular season, losing games they could have won, they know that the playoffs are a whole different ball game. One player who has been a standout for the Hurricanes this season is Martin Necas, who led the team in points. The 24-year-old center is often underrated but registered an impressive 71 points, although he was limited to just one point against the New York Islanders in the regular season.

Sebastian Aho, although not as dominant as last season, still collected 67 points and has a history of producing in the playoffs. However, the Hurricanes have faced additional challenges with injuries. Max Pacioretty, who returned from a potentially career-ending injury, suffered the same injury again in less than ten games, ruling him out for the season. Furthermore, their star player, Andrei Svechnikov, underwent season-ending surgery, leaving the Hurricanes without their top talent for the entire postseason.

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home against NY Islanders.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 8 of Carolina’s last 10 games with a team in the Eastern Conference.
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Carolina Hurricane. The Carolina Hurricanes have had some concerns with injuries to key players in the past, but they also have the potential to establish themselves as a formidable team in the league for years to come. Heading into their matchup against the New York Islanders, the Hurricanes are considered the favorites to win the series. However, the Islanders are not a team that will simply hand over victory to the Hurricanes. Fans can expect the Islanders to put up stiff resistance and make their presence known on the ice. With their determination and skill, the Islanders have the capability to disrupt the Hurricanes’ game plan and come out on top. As a prediction, the Islanders may win the series with a score of 4-1, showcasing their competitive spirit and potential to challenge the favored Hurricanes.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -170

NHL Totals: 5.5

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