Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 6 (Back a High-Scoring Game in New York)

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 6.
New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 6. / AP Photos/Karl B DeBlaker

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Friday, April 28. The Eastern Conference clash features Game 6 with the Carolina Hurricanes looking to clinch the series leading 3-2 vs the New York Islanders.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Game Info

  • Series: CAR leads 3-2
  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: TBD
  • Venue: UBS Arena -- Elmont, NY
  • Coverage: TBD

The Islanders bounced back from a tough 5-2 home loss in Game 4 with a surprising 3-2 road victory over the Hurricanes in Game 5 on Tuesday to keep hope alive. New York has a shot to send this first round series to a do-or-die Game 7 if it can emerge victorious in front of a rowdy UBS Arena crowd on Friday.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYI: (-118) | CAR: (-102)
  • Spread: NYI -1.5 (+215) | CAR: +1.5 (-265)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+126) | Under: (-154)

The Islanders enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This playoff clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the under being favored at -154 odds.

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Islanders vs Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Islanders are 5-1 straight up in their last six home games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of the Islanders' last six games.
  • Carolina is 16-4 straight up in its last 20 games against the Islanders.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Carolina's last five away games.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Prediction & Pick

The Islanders' approach in Game 5 was built on cleanliness as they racked up 22 blocked shots at the net and just 5 giveaways. The Hurricanes suddenly found themselves down 2-0 as a result of goals scored by Pierre Engvall and Brock Nelson and were simply never able to fight their way back.

It was a spirited effort by head coach Lane Lambert's team and now the Islanders return to their home ice with momentum. New York's 25-13-3 record inside UBS Arena is no fluke, as it ranks second in goals allowed (92) and first in penalty kill percentage (89.2%) at home. The defense has been great.

The outlook of this series shifted with the Islanders' win on Tuesday, as now Game 7 seems inevitable.

Final Score Prediction: Islanders: 4 | Hurricanes: 3

Islanders vs Hurricanes Best Bet

This game is rightfully listed as a pick 'em, which makes shifting gears to the goal total a smart move. Not only has the total hit the over in three of the five games in this series, but it has also hit the over in four of Carolina's last five away games. The over has cashed in five of the Islanders' last six games as favorites as well. Trust stars like Brock Nelson and Sebastian Aho to put on a show.

Bet: Over 5.5 Total Goals (+126)

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