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New York IslandersTampa Bay Lightning
March 24, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

30-32-11TEAM RECORD33-33-7

Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning sit at 33-33-7 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 30-32-11. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 45-27-1 OU, and New York is 36-33-4 OU.

View NY Islanders vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Lightning as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Lightning and the No. 28-rated Islanders in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 15.5% while the Islanders defense kills off 81% of their penalties.

New York was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Islanders at Lightning trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
NY Islanders at Florida, Sunday, March 25
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Monday, March 26

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