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The Lightning Have the Islanders Figured out

The Tampa Bay Lightning can make it seven wins in a row in their head-to-head matchup with the New York Islanders when they stop in Brooklyn for the first of their five straight road games. The Isles have lost seven of their last nine and things won’t get much easier as they play the Penguins, Ducks, Sharks and Kings in their next four after tonight.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Islanders' last 5 games as home underdogs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Lightning's last 4 games as a moneyline favorite of -137 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 3 of the Lightning's last 4 games against the Islanders.

Tampa has not posted a consecutive win or loss in its last six games but has three straight UNDERs if you’re looking for a solid trend. The Islanders, however, have been getting wildly inconsistent performances from their goaltenders and the total has stayed UNDER in just two of their last 10 games.

This is the first matchup in these teams’ last 10 games where the road team has been the favorite, showing how confident bookmakers are in the Lightning tonight. If you bet pucklines, this may be a good opportunity to get some value on an away line.

In the last six games between these teams, which have all been Lightning wins, the average score is 4.17 for TB and just 1.33 for NYI.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the New York Islanders as 100 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 0.2-0 victory for the Islanders. 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 currently sport a record of 5-7-3. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 8-6-1. Betting totals have seen the Islanders post a 7-6-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 6-7-2 against the number. 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. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 16-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 11.63% rate while the Lightning have a 86.05% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at +102 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -157 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
  • NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Tuesday, November 15th
New York home to Pittsburgh, Friday, November 18th