Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-154) Islanders (+130)
The Carolina Hurricanes (50-20-8) are headed to UBS Arena on Sunday where they will go up against the New York Islanders (35-32-10). The moneyline on this matchup has the Hurricanes at -154 while the Islanders open at +130. The total is 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Jets in their last contest. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive performance in the win. In the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 46 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Carolina earned 12 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 259 goals (9th in hockey) this season and have given up 190. For the season, they have scored 108 points and their points percentage is .692. Carolina comes into tonight with 224 power play opportunities and they have notched 50 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 22.32%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 159 goals while having 209 themselves. Carolina has taken 2,663 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Hurricanes have had 2,201 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have recorded 265 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Antti Raanta. Raanta has been in goal for 224 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 107-70-24 and he has started in 203 games. Opponents have been able to score 498 goals versus Raanta in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.46. Raanta has seen 6,123 shots against him and has gathered 5,625 saves. His save percentage currently is .919 for his 12,163 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Raanta has compiled 127 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .626.
When they were on the ice last, New York went up against the Rangers in an outing where the Islanders took the defeat by a score of 6-3. The Islanders had 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this game and recorded 1 goal on that chance.
New York has taken 2,230 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.46%, while allowing their opponents 2,506 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.26% on their opponents 197 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%. They have earned 195 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Islanders have earned 172 goals at even strength and 39 goals (23rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 213 goals to be scored by of a combination of 182 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the New York Islanders have tallied 211 goals, 80 points, in addition to a points percentage of .519.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Semyon Varlamov protecting the goal. He has a tally of 15,356 saves out of 16,764 shots taken, giving him a rate of .916. Varlamov is the owner of a lifetime mark of 260-210-62 and has been in goal for 558 games. He has made the start in 532 contests and has played 31,958 mins. Varlamov's quality start rate is 56.6% and he has 301 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,408 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+130)
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