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The New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 39-24-9 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games at home
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

New York:
Team record: 28-35-9 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
NY Islanders home to New Jersey, Saturday, March 29
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, Saturday, March 29