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TB Near Flawless At Home In Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning have the chance to close out their series with the New York Islanders Sunday. The series heads back to Amalie Arena – a place in which the Lightning has been phenomenal this postseason. Tampa Bay is 4-1 in front of their home crowd while outscoring opponents 16-10.

Shark Bites
  • The Islanders are 6-2 SU in their past eight games on the road.
  • The OVER is 4-2 in the past six meetings between the Lightning and Islanders.
  • The Lightning will likely dress 11 forwards and seven defenseman.

If the Islanders want to keep their season alive, they will need to get John Tavares going. Since opening the series with a two-point performance, Tavares has just seven shots and no points in the past three games.

Though there has been plenty of pieces that has helped the Lightning score 11 goals in the past three, it has been Tyler Johnson that has excelled. Johnson has two goals and three assists in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 3.7-2.2. 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 53-33-5. The New York Islanders are 50-30-12. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 37-42-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Islanders have gone 38-45-9 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Islanders sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.78 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.65 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 15.87% while the Islanders defense kills off 84.67% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 10th

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