Hockey odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. New York
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey odds action.
New York battles the Lightning, currently with a 16-18-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-16-1 for the Islanders and 18-14-4 for the Lightning.
If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -126 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Islanders) and the No. 13 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 21.4% rate while the Lightning have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Islanders were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Lightning at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
Tampa Bay at Washington, Sunday, April 7
NY Islanders home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 9