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Islanders Have Been a Fantastic OVER Wager of Late

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been undeniably the best team in the NHL this season and can extend their winning streak to six games on Saturday when the New York Islanders pay a visit.

Xbet opened the Bolts as -174 home favorites with a total of six.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Lightning's last five games.
  • The Islanders are 1-4 SU in the last five meetings in Tampa Bay.
  • The Lightning are 10-2 SU in their last 12 home games.

The Lightning have won eight straight against the Islanders including the playoffs and outscored them 14-2 in three triumphs last year. Steven Stamkos has been fantastic playing with Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov in what’s easily been the best line in the NHL. Andrei Vasilevskiy has gone 14 games without a regulation loss (13-0-1) and boasts a .943 save percentage in five outings this month while allowing only one goal in each of his last three.

New York has been a different team this season compared to a year ago and has notched at least a point for the fourth time in five games heading into this one (3-1-1). 

OVER bettors have loved the Islanders in 2017-18, and for good reason. The OVER is 10-2 in New York’s last 12 contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New York Islanders before puck drop in this match found them as 158 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 6, according to BetOnline.

A 4.3-1.3 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 bring a 15-2-2 record to the battle against the 10-6-2 Islanders. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 12-7 so far and the Islanders go 11-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 15-rated New York Islanders in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (4.05 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.28 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 28.38% rate while the Islanders have a 81.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Hurricanes on November 16. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-1 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
  • NY Islanders is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Islanders's last 12 games
  • NY Islanders is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Carolina, Sunday, November 19th
Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Wednesday, November 22nd