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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders Game 3: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Following back-to-back wins, the Carolina Hurricanes head north to the Empire State looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the New York Islanders.

It’s a tough road ahead for the Isles, but can they make it a competitive series? We’ve shared our best Hurricanes vs Islanders predictions to help answer that question.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders betting picks and predictions

Over 5.5 goals (+100)

Despite being on the road for Game 3, the Hurricanes are still the clear favorites to get the victory. That should come as no surprise, as they are still the favorites to win it all. Since the trade deadline, they’ve been regarded as the most complete team, and they’ve proven it thus far.

That was primarily thanks to acquiring Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was a huge offensive addition to a team that already had arguably the best defense in the NHL. That is also usually a trait of the Islanders but was far from the case this season. While it’s not a massive number, allowing 3.15 goals per game was out of the norm with Ilya Sorokin in net.

That’s where we’re finding value for Game 3. Unsurprisingly, we have a low total of 5.5 goals. However, given that the Isles can be had in that regard, we’re going to take the over. We aren’t expecting a 13-goal game like Game 1 of the Avalanche vs. Jets, but we can certainly see six goals tonight.

We saw eight total goals in Game 2, and that was after a slow start from the ‘Canes. Not only that, but in three of their four regular season meetings, we saw seven or more goals scored, including two of which where nine goals were scored. So, we’re going with over 5.5 goals for Game 3.

Jake Guentzel over 3.5 shots on goal (+130)

As for the player prop department, the focus is on Carolina. Being on the road provides more favorable odds, and with the way they’ve played thus far, being in New York is not a concern.

Admittedly, Guentzel hasn’t been firing away like he normally does, but that could change in this contest. He’s always been known as a volume shot-taker, and that’s been one of the best areas to exploit the Islanders. That’s because their defense has been giving up far too many opportunities this season, allowing the fourth-most shots per game.

Prior to this series, Guentzel had back-to-back games with four and five shots on goal against the Isles, one of which was one of his first games with the ‘Canes. As they look to take a 3-0 lead, look for Guentzel to record at least four shots on goal.

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders odds

CAR Hurricanes

-160 ML

NY Islanders

+135 ML

Puck Line

CAR 1.5 (+165)

Total

O/U 5.5

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Sebastian Aho

+175

Jake Guentzel

+175

Kyle Palmieri

+200

Bo Horvat

+200

Mathew Barzal

+200

Martin Necas

+240

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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