Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Trust New York's Offense to Shine)

Hurricanes vs Islanders Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Trust New York's Offense to Shine)


The 2022-23 NHL Playoffs continue on Thursday with an exciting showdown between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Game Info

  • Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9) vs. New York Islanders (42-31-9)
  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: UBS Arena -- Elmont, New York
  • Coverage: TBS, SN1, TVAS, MSGSN, and BSSO

Each of the first two games in this series went down to the wire. The Hurricanes earned a 2-1 victory in Game 1 thanks to goals scored by Sebastian Aho and Stefan Noesen. Carolina then won Game 2 by a score of 4-3 after it tied it up late in the third period and Jesper Fast scored an overtime winner.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CAR: (-104) | NYI: (-118)
  • Spread: CAR: -1.5 (+235) | NYI: +1.5 (-295)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+116) | Under: (-142)

The Islanders enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals, with the under favored at -142 odds.

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Hurricanes (-118) Islanders (-102) 5.5 Hurricanes (-1.5)

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Betting Trends

  • Carolina is 5-0 straight up in its last five games against the Islanders.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of Carolina's last 12 games.
  • The Islanders are 5-1 straight up in their last six home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of the Islanders' last six games.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Prediction & Pick

Game 2's victory didn't come without a bit of controversy as the refs seemingly missed a high stick penalty on Carolina just minutes before the game-winning goal. Nevertheless, the Hurricanes have a 2-0 series lead and now travel to UBS Arena, which is a place they have won seven straight games.

This matchup is about as even as it gets given the Hurricanes average 3.07 goals per away game and the Islanders average 3.07 goals per home game. The difference is found on defense as Carolina allows only 2.66 goals per away game, but New York allows a stellar 2.24 goals per home game.

Back the Islanders to successfully do whatever it takes to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Hurricanes: 2 | Islanders: 3

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Best Bet

There's value in backing the Islanders on the moneyline in this one, but backing them to score at least 3 goals gives you some leeway if a high-scoring battle breaks out. New York has tallied at least 3 goals in seven of its last nine home games and has erupted for at least 6 goals twice during that same span. Carolina has allowed at least 3 goals in five of its last six games away from home this year.

Bet: New York Islanders Over 2.5 Goals (-128)

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