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New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/25/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/25/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

East 1st Round – Game 5, CAR leads series 3-1

The New York Islanders are facing a formidable challenge as they prepare to host the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena for Game 5 of their best-of-seven series. After a disappointing 5-2 loss at home in Game 4 on Sunday, the Islanders now find themselves trailing 3-1 in the series. Goaltender Illya Sorokin struggled, allowing 5 goals on 29 shots in the last game, while Adam Pelech and Bo Horvat were the only two players to contribute goals.

The Islanders’ offense has been a concern in Game 4, especially considering their impressive 5-1 win in the previous game. Kyle Palmieri has been a bright spot, providing two goals and two assists in the series so far. However, forwards Matthew Barzal and Bo Horvat, who have only contributed a combined two points, will need to step up their production if the Islanders hope to turn the series around.

  • The New York  Islanders are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The NY Islanders are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road against Carolina.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the team’s last 6 games with a team in the Metropolitan Division.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/25/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes have established a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, and they will now return home with confidence. They displayed their dominance in a convincing 5-2 victory in Game 4, with goaltender Antti Raanta once again showcasing his brilliance by making 27 saves on 29 shots. Seth Jarvis was a key contributor with two goals, while Sebastian Aho continued to shine with a goal and two assists.

Sebastian Aho has been the standout player of the series, showcasing exceptional playmaking skills and amassing a total of 2 goals and 3 assists in four games. Defenseman Brent Burns has been a workhorse, logging the most minutes among all skaters in the series and contributing with 5 assists, while also playing a key role on defense. The Hurricanes’ overall depth has been evident, with the ability to roll out three capable lines at any given time, giving them a significant advantage in the series.

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
  • The Hurricanes are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home against NY Islanders.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games with a team in the Eastern Conference. 

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Carolina Hurricanes. The New York Islanders are facing a critical situation as they struggle to find consistent scoring from their top forwards in the series against the Carolina Hurricanes. With a must-win Game 5 approaching on Tuesday, the Islanders are in dire need of improved performance to stay alive in the playoffs. On the other hand, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to close out the series on home ice, as they have demonstrated superior overall depth and skill throughout the matchup.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -155

NHL Totals: 5.5


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