- The New York Islanders are slight favorites to beat the Hurricanes in game five in NY to force a game seven and have +220 odds to cover the puck line.
- The over at 5.5 with +125 is the best bet of the game, as the series average for goals is over 5.6 and they combined for over 6.5 in the regular season.
NEW YORK – The NY Islanders have a chance to even the series tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes and are slightly favored to do so. The Islanders pulled out a one goal victory during game five but dominated the ice in most categories.
So far in this series, the two teams have been even when it comes to scoring goals, with 14 each. New York has played better at home this season, giving them the edge at online sportsbooks with NHL odds.
Hurricanes at Islanders Game Lines
- Moneyline: Hurricanes -105/Islanders -115
- Spread: Hurricanes +1.5 (-270)/Islanders -1.5 (+220)
- Total: Over 5.5 (+125)/Under 5.5 (-145)
The Islanders have gone 25-13-23 during the regular season when playing on home ice but have gone 1-1 the during this series.
In both of the Islanders' wins during the series, they have been the more physical team. In game three, they had 43 total hits, compared to Carolina’s 28. Looking at game five, they ended with six more hits, including some brutal shots on Sebastian Aho of the Hurricanes.
New York recorded 18 more blocked shots than the Hurricanes in game five, as their desperation has led to aggressive play, which could be the key to forcing a game seven.
Take The Over for Game Six
This series has averaged over 5.5 goals per game at this point, but online sportsbooks in the US still offer +125 odds for this to occur in game five. Over the regular season, the two teams averaged a total of 6.5 goals per game.
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In the Islanders last five games played as the favorite at home, the over has hit four times.
As both teams have scored 14 goals apiece so far and one game has already gone into overtime, there is a chance the game could have an extra period. Even though sportsbooks favor the game ending in regulation, another overtime battle could be another reason to bet on the over tonight in New York.
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