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New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/16/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes (7-5-4) at New York Islanders (9-6-2)
Date & Time Thursday November 16, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders -125 / Carolina Hurricanes +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Thursday night NHL action features the Carolina Hurricanes visiting the New York Islanders.

The Carolina Hurricanes have been playing well the past week or so and hope that trend continues when the team goes on the road to face the New York Islanders on Thursday. Carolina has won three of four after downing the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Monday behind steady performances in all areas.

The Hurricane offense received a huge boost from Teuvo Teravainen and  his first career hat trick with all three goals scored by the midway point of the third period. Sebastian Aho also lit the lamp for Carolina while Jeff Skinner scored on the empty net with under three seconds remaining. Jordan Staal picked up four assists and Scott Darling recorded 25 stops to get the win for Carolina.

The Stars had defeated the Hurricane in  six straight  before the offense  and  defense both struggled. The lone Dallas goal came on a power play tally off the stick of Alexander Radulov in the second that tied the score 1-1 before the wheels fell off in the  third. Ben Bishop absorbed the loss for the Stars and dropped to 7-5-0 overall.

The New York Islanders are gunning for back to  back wins when the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice at the Barclays Center on Thursday. New York comes in off a surprisingly one sided 5-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

The Islanders came off a 5-0 loss at the Dallas Stars and quickly put that game behind them with three goals in the opening period. The Isles received goals from John Tavares, Casey Cizikas, Jordan Eberle,  Joshua Ho-Sang and Anders Lee.  Nick Leddy posted two assists and Thomas Greiss got the win for New York with 35 saves. 

St. Louis struggled at both ends of the ice with nothing going favorably. The Blues were trailing 4-0 before Brayden Schenn scored his 5th to get the team on the scoreboard before Scottie Upshall lit the lamp to cut the deficit to 4-2 but that would be it for St. Louis with Jake Allen giving up four goals on 18 shots before getting the hook in period two.

Under is 5-0-1 in Hurricanes last 6 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 vs. Metropolitan and over is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Over is 6-0 in Islanders last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Islanders are 9-1 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Islanders last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. Road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Hurricanes are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in New York and over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in New York.  

I’m often on the wrong side of an Islanders game but I might take a poke at the Hurricanes or the over…

over 5.5 // will update

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