Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Goaltenders Put on a Show)

Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Goaltenders Put on a Show)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Wednesday, April 19, featuring Game 2 of the Eastern Conference series between the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Game 2 Info

  • Series: Hurricanes lead 1-0
  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: PNC Arena -- Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Game 1 between these Metropolitan Division foes was a tight one as the Hurricanes escaped with a 2-1 victory. In a low-scoring affair, it was the goaltenders who stole the show. Antti Raanta stopped 25-of-26 shots to lead Carolina to victory while Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin made 35 saves in defeat.

Can the Islanders even the series before it shifts to UBS Arena? Or will the Hurricanes put their foes in a 2-0 hole?

Islanders vs Hurricanes Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYI: (+146) | CAR: (-176)
  • Spread: NYI: +1.5 (-178) | CAR: -1.5 (+146)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+116) | Under: (-142)

The Hurricanes enter this contest as 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 being favored at -142 odds.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Islanders are 1-5 straight up in their last six road games.
  • Carolina is 14-2 straight up in its last 16 games against the Islanders.
  • The total has hit the under in six of the Islanders' last eight games on a Wednesday.
  • The total has hit the under in each of Carolina's last five home games.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction & Pick

Although the teams were evenly matched for the most part in Game 1, it was the Islanders' discipline issues that let them down. They took four penalties on Monday, resulting in the Hurricanes scoring both of their goals on the man advantage. New York's penalty kill is now operating at just 55.6% (10-of-18) over the last nine road games.

I don't think the Islanders have it in them to beat the Hurricanes, who have won four straight games at PNC Arena — two of which came against New York. The Islanders have now lost seven of their last nine trips to Raleigh, being held to two or fewer goals seven times. Considering how well Raanta is playing between the pipes, that trend shouldn't change.

The Hurricanes are the Metropolitan Division winners for a reason. Expect them to get the better of their rivals yet again.

Final Score Prediction: Hurricanes: 3 | Islanders: 2

Islanders vs Hurricanes Best Bet

Following a 2-1 outcome in Game 1, it's an easy choice to take the under on the 5.5-goal total. After all, it's the fifth time in the last seven Islanders-Hurricanes matchups that they finished below that number. The two rivals are also just 4.67 goals in their last six collisions at PNC Arena, finishing below 5.5 goals four times.

After Raanta and Samsonov both played well on Monday, I don't see a lot of offense happening in Game 2.

Bet: Under 5.5 Goals (-142)

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