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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders in NHL odds

New York Islanders

Tampa Bay Lightning
28-35-9 March 27, 2014, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 39-24-9

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Islanders invade Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday.

The Lightning sit at 39-24-9 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 28-35-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 37-32-3 OU, and New York is 42-29-1 OU.View New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -215 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Lightning - Islanders odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 26.

The Islanders were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +169 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-3 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense (2.97 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.38 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Islanders have a 77.29% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Islanders at Lightning trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 7 games
NY Islanders is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
New York home to New Jersey, Saturday, March 29th
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, Saturday, March 29th