New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4-25-23 NHL Analysis, Odds and Picks

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/25/23 – For Game 5 of their playoff series, the New York Islanders will travel to PNC Arena and take on the Carolina Hurricanes for their playoff matchup. The Islanders ended their season with a record of 42-31-9. Carolina finished its season with an overall record of 52-21-9. Carolina currently leads this playoff series 3-1 and they are the favorites by the NHL betting picks tonight.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena Raleigh, NC 


New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/25/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +136

Puckline: +1.5 (-205)

Total: 5.5 over (+124)


Moneyline:  -150

Puckline: -1.5 (+175)

Total: 5.5 under (-137)

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

New York Islanders was a favorite against Carolina Hurricanes for Game 4 but ultimately fell by 5 goals, with Adam Pelech and Bo Horvat each scoring. Ilya Sorokin allowed five goals on 29 shots faced. New York was below average on offense this season, ranking 22nd in goals per game and 19th in shots per game. Brock Nelson led with 75 points. Mathew Barzal recorded 51 points while Anders Lee scored 50. However, their offense struggled early on in Game 1 with only one goal being scored. They showed some resilience by scoring 3 goals in Game 2 loss, as well as five goals in Game 3 win. In game four, the offense struggled mightily to produce goals – scoring only two total. New York Islanders had an above-average defense but excelled in goaltending this season, ranking fifth for goals against per game and 15th in shots against per game. Ilya Sorokin had an overall record of 31-22-7 and boasted an 2.34 GAA and 0.924 SV% – ranking him sixth for GAA, third in SV%, and first for shutouts among all goalkeepers in the league. Sorokin was efficient in game one’s loss, only allowing two goals out of 37 shots faced. Unfortunately, his performance dropped considerably in Game 2 with four goals allowed on 36 attempts faced. Sorokin was impressive once more in Game 3, stopping all 31 shots faced and helping the Islanders take home victory in Game 3. He struggled again in Game 4, allowing 5 goals on 29 attempts faced.

Carolina Hurricanes came into Game 4 as an underdog but took an impressive 3-1 series lead by winning it 5-2 against the Islanders. Sebastian Aho scored 1 goal and recorded 2 assists to help lead Carolina to success. Seth Jarvis scored twice. MacKenzie Maceachern also netted one goal and recorded one assist, while Stefan Noesen made two key assists for Stefan Noesen and Antti Raanta was successful in stopping 27 of 29 shots faced. Carolina Hurricanes’ offensive performance this season was above-average. Carolina finished 15th in goals per game and third in shots per game. Martin Necas led the team with 71 points and recorded two assists in game one, while Sebastian Aho led with 36 goals on the season and 67 total points. Aho scored in game one to put Carolina ahead 1-0. Andrei Svechnikov will miss this postseason due to injury; Carolina’s offense wasn’t particularly effective during their win in Game 1. At 37 shots on goal, they only managed 2 goals in total. While their offense performed better during game two – scoring four in an overtime victory – they faltered again during game three with just one goal scored and ultimately losing by one goal. Game 4 saw much better offense, as they scored 5 goals to claim victory. Carolina excelled on both defense and goaltending this season, ranking second in goals against per game while first in shots against per game.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games. NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. NY Islanders are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Carolina. NY Islanders are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road. NY Islanders are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Carolina.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games. Carolina are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 9 games against the NY Islanders. Carolina are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home. Carolina are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Islanders.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Free Pick

Carolina won both home games of their playoff series against New York to take an impressive 3-1 series lead. While their offensive performance may have been inconsistent during this series, they’re facing an incomparably skilled Islanders team which may prove challenging. The Islanders have not fared as well offensively during this playoff series; only once out of four playoff games have they managed more than three goals scored. According to NHL betting lines, the Hurricanes are expected to win Game 5 and eliminate the Islanders in the playoff series.

Free Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+175)