Hurricanes vs. Islanders Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4

Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the Carolina Hurricanes play the New York Islanders on Saturday, April 27, starting at 2:00 PM ET and airing on TBS, truTV, SportsNet, TVAS, Max, BSSO, and MSGSN. The Hurricanes are ahead 3-0 in the series. Bookmakers give the Hurricanes -185 odds on the moneyline in this decisive game against the Islanders (+155).

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To prepare for this matchup, here’s who we predict to emerge victorious in Saturday’s NHL Playoffs First Round action.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Predictions for Saturday

Our computer projections model for this game expects a final tally of Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3.

  • Moneyline Pick: Hurricanes (-185)
  • Total Pick: Over 5.5 (computer predicts 6.1 goals on average)
  • Spread Pick: Islanders (+1.5)

Hurricanes Splits and Trends

  • The Hurricanes are 52-23-7 overall and 8-7-15 in overtime games.
  • Carolina has 34 points (16-8-2) in the 26 games it has played that were decided by one goal.
  • In the 12 games this season the Hurricanes scored only one goal, they went 2-7-3 (seven points).
  • Carolina has taken five points from the 10 games this season when it scored two goals (2-7-1 record).
  • The Hurricanes have scored more than two goals 61 times, and are 51-7-3 in those games (to register 105 points).
  • In the 36 games when Carolina has capitalized on a lone power-play goal, it went 24-9-3 to record 51 points.
  • When it has outshot its opponent, Carolina is 40-19-5 (85 points).
  • The Hurricanes have been outshot by opponents in 15 games, going 13-1-1 to register 27 points.

Islanders Splits and Trends

  • The Islanders have a 39-27-16 record this season and are 10-16-26 in contests that have required overtime.
  • New York has earned 51 points (20-4-11) in its 35 games that finished with a one-goal margin.
  • Across the 10 games this season the Islanders finished with just one goal, they have earned three points.
  • When New York has scored two goals this season, they’ve earned nine points (3-10-3 record).
  • The Islanders have scored at least three goals in 52 games, earning 81 points from those contests.
  • New York has scored a single power-play goal in 29 games this season and has registered 38 points from those matchups.
  • When outshooting its opponent this season, New York is 15-12-6 (36 points).
  • The Islanders have been outshot by opponents 50 times this season, and earned 56 points in those games.

Team Stats Comparison

Hurricanes Rank Hurricanes AVG Islanders AVG Islanders Rank
8th 3.38 Goals Scored 2.99 22nd
4th 2.57 Goals Allowed 3.15 18th
3rd 33.3 Shots 30.1 18th
1st 25.6 Shots Allowed 32.8 29th
2nd 26.91% Power Play % 20.35% 19th
1st 86.43% Penalty Kill % 71.49% 32nd

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Game Time and TV Channel

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS, truTV, SportsNet, TVAS, Max, BSSO, and MSGSN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Max
  • Where: UBS Arena in Elmont, New York

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