Islanders visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash
New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
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.
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.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 21 and the Islanders at No. 23 heading into this contest.
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
NY Islanders at Florida, Saturday, October 22
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 22