Good day from NHL Bets. The system has released a playoff selection on this series between the Islanders and Carolina.
After Carolina has taken the first 2 games on the road, they have to be feeling extremely confident and energized about coming home and finishing off the series early. However NHL Bets believes the Islanders will rise up on the road, surprise Carolina, and eventually move on to win this series.
NHL Bets says take the Islanders on the adjusted series price of +3.60, and take the Islanders in game 3 tonight at +1.15.
This is not just a wild flyer. Both these teams were good but not dominant at home. The Islanders are not about to just roll over and offer only a lackluster performance. Expect them to come out fired up.
There are many examples in hockey of home ice not proving to be an advantage – NHL Bets believes this is one of those times. New York is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in playoffs games getting plus odds.
The biggest part of this forecast is the road team in this series is 7-1 the last 8 times they have faced each-other. As a result New York is 5-1 in the last 6 games at Carolina.
There is ample reason to believe the Islanders get back into this series starting tonight, including numerous trends backing New York as an underdog. For example they are now 9-4 as an away underdog of +1.50 or less.
The important aspect to take away from all this is this Islander team does not fold on the road. Losing their first 2 games at home will not demoralize them as it would some other teams.
You could even make the case they thrive on the road. Some teams are like that. They take the energy of the hostile crowd and use it as strong motivation to play even harder and win.