Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at -115 and the Hurricanes at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 39-24-9 and on the road they have a record of 17-15-5. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 200 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of +18. The Islanders have 9 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-4-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-33 and an over/under record of 27-38-7. Carolina shows up with a record of 32-28-14 including 17-13-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of -20. The Hurricanes have 14 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-2-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-42 while their over/under record sits at 24-26-24.
John Tavares has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 27 goals this season with 220 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 173 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 19 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,025 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 950 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 19 goals this season with 133 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 141 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Cam Ward has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,193 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,082 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Islanders have 87 total points this season. They have scored 196 goals while giving up 177 goals. They have had 202 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Islanders have allowed 206 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.15% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 78 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 221 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 185 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 179 goals scored while they've given up 196 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.04%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 4,083 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,142 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,969 attempts while they've given up 2,992 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 2,043 face off wins compared to 2,057 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense New York has 2,071 hits and they've blocked 1,150 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,275 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,797 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52% as they have 3,165 shots while they've given up 2,917 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.6% as they've compiled 2,275 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,968 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 880 shot attempts and they have 1,398 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 38-33 straight up
The New York Islanders are 27-38-7 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 31-42 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 24-26-24 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Undisclosed out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Marek Zidlicky Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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