Islanders vs. Hurricanes Game 4 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated May 02, 2019

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The Hurricanes are the hottest team in the playoffs, having reeled off five consecutive victories since finding themselves down 3-2 in their first-round series against the Washington Capitals.

NY Islanders
48-27-2-5
AT
May 03, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
PNC Arena
Carolina
46-29-5-2
Puckline +1.5 -253
Moneyline +116
Over / Under o +5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Puckline -1.5 +209
Moneyline -142
Over / Under u +5

48%

Betting Action

52%

The New York Islanders know what it’s like to be on the right end of a post-season sweep – but if they don’t win Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup series in Carolina on Friday night, they’ll wind up on the wrong end. The Hurricanes seized a 3-0 stranglehold in the best-of-seven with a 5-2 triumph on Wednesday, moving to within one victory of reaching the Eastern Conference finals – and oddsmakers like their chances of doing just that.

Islanders vs Hurricanes Betting Analysis

The series has been closer than the score of Game 3 might suggest – the first two contests were decided by one goal each, and the third was headed in the same direction until the Hurricanes added two empty-netters in the final minute. And with Carolina having gone 22-5 straight up in its past 27 games a favourite, things aren’t looking good for the Islanders. That said, the visitors have won five of their previous six road games overall.

Wednesday’s game was headed for a push before Carolina’s empty-net double hit, and the trends suggest we might be in for another low-scoring contest Friday. The Islanders are 21-7-2 to the under in their last 30 road games, and 22-6-2 in their previous 30 when their opponent allows two goals or fewer in its previous game. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, have four unders in their last five games after scoring five or more goals last time out.

New York Islanders

With the Islanders stunningly on the brink of elimination just one series after sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the post-season, head coach Barry Trotz says full-scale changes could be coming. And that includes the goaltending situation; Robin Lehner has played the first three games but might give way to Thomas Greiss in an effort to shake things up. Lehner has been great in the playoffs, boasting a 1.69 goals-against average and .946 save percentage.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are the hottest team in the post-season at the moment, having reeled off five consecutive victories since finding themselves down 3-2 in their first-round series against the Washington Capitals. They’ve gone from longshot to advance to Round 2 to a +140 favourite to represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2006, when they knocked off the Edmonton Oilers for their one and only championship.

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