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Lightning Continue Push Without Stamkos

Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning New York Islanders NHL

The news that Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos would be out for the foreseeable future was a devastating blow for both player and team, but it didn’t stop the Bolts from producing a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils Saturday. The Lightning will continue their push for the Atlantic Division crown with a visit to Brooklyn to face the New York Islanders Monday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Lightning are 5-2 SU in their last seven games overall.
  • UNDER has cashed in each of the Lightning’s last three games versus the East.
  • The Islanders are 0-4 SU in their last four games versus teams with a winning record.

The Lightning are two points back of the of the Florida Panthers for the top spot in the Atlantic Division but all four of their remaining games are away from home. They have fared quite well in their travels recently, however, as they have posted a record of 8-3 SU in their last 11 road games.

That road success has not carried over to visits to the Islanders. The Isles have gone 7-1 SU in their last eight games versus the Bolts on home ice but this will be Tampa’s first visit to Brooklyn this season.

The teams have split the two previous meetings this season with the Isles winning 3-2 back on November 28 and the Bolts returning the favor by a score of 7-4 on March 25.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.1 win for the Lightning on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

42-26-9 New York battles the Lightning, currently with a 45-28-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-40-7 for the Islanders and 31-39-8 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Lightning - Islanders odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 11-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 18.52% rate while the Lightning have a 84.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lightning were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 5-0 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 9 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

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