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Islanders on a Roll on the Road

Lightning vs Islanders

Round two of the NHL playoffs gets underway tonight in Tampa Bay at the Amalie Arena, with the Islanders in town looking to upset the Lightning. The Isles have enjoyed their time on the road recently, winning five of their last six road games, including two in their first round series against the Panthers. They’ve also had the Lightning’s number, going 4-1 against them in their last five games against each other, outscoring them 20-14.

Shark Bites
  • The Islanders are 2-6 in their last eight games with two days off between games.
  • The Lightning are 2-5 in their last seven games after a win.
  • The Lightning are 5-1 in their last six games at home.

The Islanders come into Florida as +139 underdogs, which is also a spot they’ve been thriving in. In their last five games as road underdogs, they’ve gone 4-1.

Unfortunately for Islanders backers, being a home favorite is a spot that’s suited the Lightning this season. At -154 tonight, the Lightning are 21-9 in their last 30 as home faves. Looking at a smaller sample size, they’re 6-2 as home favorites over the last month.

The Lightning could get a major shot in the arm as team captain Steven Stamkos took the ice to practice with teammates for the first time since undergoing vascular surgery. While there’s no timeline for a return, his presence would make the team significantly better.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -150 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 3.1-3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sport a record of 50-32-5. The New York Islanders are 49-29-10. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 35-41-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Islanders have gone 36-44-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 24-rated New York Islanders in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 12-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.61 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.95% rate while the Islanders have a 84.62% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

 

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders

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New York at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 30th

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