New York Islanders home to Lightning in hockey betting action


Tampa Bay Lightning

New York Islanders
19-11-3 December 17, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 9-19-5



The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Islanders in New York at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Lightning have seen them go 19-11-3 so far this season, while the Islanders are at 9-19-5. In totals betting, the Islanders are 18-14-1, while the Lightning are 12-19-2.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Lightning were listed as -116 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The Islanders sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 25 on the same chart.

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Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Red Wings on December 15. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

New York lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Canadiens on December 14. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 15.18% rate while the Lightning have a 84.35% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 10 games
NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Nashville, Thursday, December 19th
New York at New York, Friday, December 20th
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