Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The New York Islanders travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +122 and the Hurricanes at -135.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 38-29-12 and on the road they have a record of 17-17-5. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 230 goals and given up 238 goals for a point differential of -8. The Islanders have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-41 and an over/under record of 40-34-5. Carolina shows up with a record of 35-30-14 including 23-11-5 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 225 for a goal differential of -18. The Hurricanes have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-44 while their over/under record sits at 32-36-11.
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Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 36-41 straight up
The New York Islanders are 40-34-5 against the over/under
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 33-44 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 32-36-11 against the over/under
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
04/04/17 C Shane Prince Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Carolina
04/02/17 C Casey Cizikas Hand out indefinitely
04/01/17 C John Tavares Leg out for season
04/01/17 D Travis Hamonic Upper Body out indefinitely
03/29/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body out indefinitely
03/23/17 RW Ryan Strome Wrist out indefinitely
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
04/04/17 C Jay McClement Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
04/04/17 D Ryan Murphy Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
John Tavares has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 28 goals this season with 260 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 13 goals on 171 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 25 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,419 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,295 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sebastian Aho has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 23 goals this season with 204 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 16.7 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 35 goals on 265 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Cam Ward has 26 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,672 shots against him and has given up 158 goals. He has made 1,514 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 88 total points this season. They have scored 230 goals while giving up 238 goals. They have had 226 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Islanders have allowed 218 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.52% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 221 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 193 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 207 goals scored while they've given up 225 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.66%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 4,450 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,854 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 3,303 attempts while they've given up 3,542 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. They have 2,190 face off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense New York has 2,041 hits and they've blocked 1,312 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,588 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,184 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.7% as they have 3,377 shots while they've given up 3,161 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.8% as they've compiled 2,336 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,085 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 1,023 shot attempts and they have 1,548 hits as a unit.
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