Islanders visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash

New York IslandersTampa Bay Lightning
Oct 20, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

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Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay will face the 3-1 Islanders. In totals betting, the Lightning are 3-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Islanders are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View NY Islanders vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Islanders listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 21 and the Islanders at No. 23 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13% rate while the Islanders have a 94.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +100 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +140 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Florida are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Islanders at Lightning trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games
NY Islanders are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing NY Islanders
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders at Florida, Saturday, October 22
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 22

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