Neither the Lightning or Islanders have gotten off to the starts they would’ve hoped for as they sit fourth and sixth in their respective divisions. These two East Coast teams will face off on Tuesday evening with Tampa looking for their fourth win in a row against New York’s Island team.
– Shark BITES
- The Islanders are 0-5 on the ML and 1-4 on the PL in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- The Lightning are 3-8 in their last 11 games on the road against the Islanders.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Lightning’s last 5 games as the favorite.
Despite their early struggles – and questionable goaltending – Tampa has the sixth-best goals for percentage in the league as their offense has picked up any of the slack that’s been dropped by the sloppy play of the Lightning at the back end. New York has been very susceptible to getting scored on at home on their garbage ice surface so this one could have plenty of goals.
Bookmakers have the odds on this game fairly even as it’s a hard one to read. The Islanders have either not played up to their potential or were affected much more heavily by the departures of Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen than they initially let on.
I have very little faith in this Isles on- and off-ice teams but was giving them the benefit of the doubt heading into this season. They have, however, not passed the eye test so far and Jonathan Tavares can’t do it all by himself.
I’m leaning towards the Lightning moneyline and the OVER in this one.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning before puck drop in this match found them as -116 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Islanders to win this game 3.7-1.7. 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
New York will face the 5-4-0 Lightning. In totals betting, the Islanders are 4-4-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated New York Islanders and the No. 18-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark .
The game also pits New York’s No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.22 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 12.5% while the Lightning defense kills off 88.46% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Lightning were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Islanders were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- NY Islanders is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
- NY Islanders is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
- NY Islanders is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Thursday, November 3rd
New York home to Philadelphia, Thursday, November 3rd