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New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick and Betting Preview

Amalie Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -175 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 6 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.8 result in favor of the Islanders today. 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 New York Islanders will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 16-8-2 this season, while the Lightning are 18-6-2. New York is 17-8-1 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 15-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Islanders - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.6 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.17 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 27.37% rate while the Islanders have a 79.22% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Panthers on December 04. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Sharks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games
  • NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 18-6 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Pittsburgh, Thursday, December 7th
Tampa Bay home to Colorado, Thursday, December 7th