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Hockey odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. New York

Tampa Bay LightningNew York Islanders
April 6, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Odds

16-18-2TEAM RECORD18-16-4

Hockey bettors look for value at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey odds action.

New York battles the Lightning, currently with a 16-18-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-16-1 for the Islanders and 18-14-4 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -126 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Islanders) and the No. 13 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 21.4% rate while the Lightning have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Islanders were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lightning at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Washington, Sunday, April 7
NY Islanders home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 9