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Islanders Owning Lightning in New York

After splitting two games in Tampa Bay, the Islanders and their backers will be happy to see the series shift to the Barclays Center as the Islanders have won eight of the last nine times they’ve hosted the Lightning. They last met in New York on April 4, where the Islanders easily won 5-2.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-7 in the last nine games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Islanders' last six games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Lightning' last 10 games after a win.

Another positive trend developing for the Isles is their ability to bounce back after a loss, as they’re 3-0 in their last three games following a loss. The Lightning, meanwhile, haven’t exactly been great at stringing wins together, as they’re 2-6 in their last eight games after a win.

Working in Tampa’s favor is how well they’re played with a few days of rest between games. They’re currently on a run that’s seen them go 9-3 in their last 12 games with two days off between games, while the Islanders have struggled in that spot, going 3-7 in their last 10 games with two days off between games.

The total for the game is set at 5 goals — a mark they’ve topped in five of their last eight games against each other.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Islanders as -108 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.8 win for the Lightning on Tuesday. 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

The New York Islanders sport a record of 50-30-10 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at 51-33-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-44-9 for the Islanders and 36-41-12 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the New York Islanders at No. 24 and the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 18.99% while the Lightning defense kills off 84.88% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
  • Tampa Bay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

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