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Tampa Bay LightningNew York Islanders
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Odds

11-13-2TEAM RECORD8-11-5

The visiting Lightning hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders.

New York will face the 11-13-2 Lightning. In totals betting, the Islanders are 12-10-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lightning are 15-10-1 favoring the OVER.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Islanders in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Islanders sit at No. 29 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 17.5% while the Lightning defense kills off 84% of their penalties.

The Lightning were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on New York at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Lightning at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Rangers, Thursday, December 8
NY Islanders home to Chicago, Thursday, December 8

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