Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Odds
The New York Islanders battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday in NHL betting action at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders bring a 1-1 record to the battle against the 1-1-1 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 0-2 so far and the Lightning go 1-1-1.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lightning listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Islanders and the No. 18-ranked Lightning, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (1 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.7 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Lightning have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Capitals on October 10. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Islanders were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Lightning at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the NY Islanders last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Florida, Saturday, October 15
NY Islanders home to NY Rangers, Saturday, October 15