Hurricanes vs. Islanders Game 2 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Apr 27, 2019

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Petr Mrazek has made all eight playoff starts for Carolina and has been phenomenal, boasting a 2.22 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and two shutouts.

Carolina
46-29-5-2
AT
April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM ET
Barclays Center
NY Islanders
48-27-2-5
Puckline +1.5 -200
Moneyline +140
Over / Under o +5

29%

Betting Action

71%

Puckline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -165
Over / Under u +5

29%

Betting Action

71%

The New York Islanders have been adept at only allowing one goal – but in Game 1 against Carolina, that was enough to give the Hurricanes a pivotal road victory in their Stanley Cup second-round series. The Islanders will look to give their moribund offence a shot in the arm Sunday afternoon when these teams square off in Game 2. Carolina netminder Petr Mrazek outdueled Vezina Trophy candidate Robin Lehner in Friday’s 1-0 overtime victory.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Betting Analysis

We’ll go back to the well with this one, even though it didn’t pay off for Islanders bettors in Game 1. New York is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games as a home favourite, and has won four of its last five after scoring two or fewer goals in its previous outing. But there’s another important stat to pull out heading into Sunday: The underdog is an incredible 19-7 SU in the last 26 games between these teams, while Carolina has won 11 of its past 15 visits to the Islanders’ home arena.

You can pretty much guess where the public is on the total of 5. Two-thirds of Sports Interaction bettors are siding with the under, and after these teams combined for zero goals in regulation Friday night, it’s easy to see why. New York has gone 7-2 to the under in its previous nine home games overall, while Carolina’s Game 1 result marked its first under in its last six road outings. The teams have combined to go 1-4 O/U in their past five meetings.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes’ goaltending was inconsistent during the regular season, but has shone so far in the playoffs. Mrazek has made all eight starts for Carolina and has been phenomenal, boasting a 2.22 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and two shutouts. But let’s not anoint him the star of the series quite yet: Mrazek came into the second round with a 3.17 GAA and an .889 SV% in 14 career meetings with the Islanders.

New York Islanders

The Islanders should be just fine despite the Game 1 loss – at least, if their superb goaltending holds up. New York has surrendered just one goal in four straight playoff games, and Lehner continues to show why he’s a worthwhile candidate for Vezina Trophy contention. The one-time journeyman netminder has allowed a scant seven goals through his first five playoff starts, good for a 1.36 goals-against average to go along with a .958 save percentage.

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