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New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 1/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
The Line
NY Islanders -120 / Carolina +102 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSO, MSG+
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Tuesday NHL action features the New York Islanders hosting the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes have racked up wins in four straight after outscoring Ottawa 5-4 on the road Sunday. Ottawa scored four times in the second with Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Rudolfs Balcers and Jean-Gabriel Pageau lighting the lamp. Marcus Hogberg gave up three goals on 16 shots and Anders Nilsson stopped 11-13 shots to get the loss for Ottawa.

The balanced Carolina offense saw Justin Faulk, Brock McGinn, Jacob Slavin, Dougie Hamilton and Justin Williams find the back of the net. Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho each logged a pair of helpers and Petr Mrazek gave up four goal on 27 shots to get the win for the Hurricanes.

The red hot New York Islanders have won nine of ten after outscoring St. Louis 4-3 on the road Saturday. Brayden Schenn, Zach Sanford and Ryan O’Reilly provided the offense for the Blues with Jake Allen allowing four goals on 14 shots to get the loss.

Matt Martin, Jordan Eberle, Johnny Boychuk and Anders Lee each found the back of the net for New York. Casey Cizikas provided the Islanders with two helpers and Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots to get the win.

Under is 5-0 in Hurricanes last 5 Tuesday games and under is 4-0-1 in Hurricanes last 5 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. Islanders are 6-0 in their last 6 overall and Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings and road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

Both teams have been playing well so I’d go small on the home team to keep me interested…

Pick:
NY Islanders -120

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