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The Carolina Hurricanes have stormed out to a 2-0 series lead against the New York Islanders, taking the first two games on the road in Brooklyn. The Islanders will look to bounce back in Wednesday's Game 3 matchup as underdogs in Carolina as the Hurricanes are -135 moneyline favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Since it's always good to get the opinion of an expert before placing a wager, here's what some from around the industry are saying about this Game 3 Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup.
Hurricanes vs Islanders Predictions
SportsBookWire likes the Islanders to take Game 3 on the road. They believe that Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner's play will be the difference in this one, as he has saved 47 out of 50 shots so far this series.
Sports Chat Place
Sports Chat Place is backing the Islanders moneyline as well. They argue that the Islanders, who are 5-0 in their last five road games, understand the significance of losing home ice and that they should come out firing to get on the series scoreboard.
The team over at ATS STATS ran their model and it supports the Hurricanes taking Game 3 straight up. The model predicts that the Hurricanes should score an average of 2.94 goals compared to the Islanders' 2.7 goals. This suggests that Carolina will have the advantage in this one.
That's two of the three experts picking the Islanders to win their first game of the series, while ATS STATS gives the Hurricanes the upper hand.
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