Lightning vs. Islanders Prediction
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won 10 of their last 11 games as they get set for tonight's contest at the New York Islanders. Is yet another victory in the cards for Tampa Bay or can New York prevail as the underdogs?
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Barclays Center at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -160 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Islanders are a +140 underdog while the over-under sits at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 76 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Lightning notch win at Sabres
Tampa Bay secured its third straight win at Buffalo Saturday night as it recorded a 5-3 victory. Brayden Point gave the Lightning (35-8-2) a 1-0 lead in the first period with his 29th goal of the season on assists from Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson. Buffalo bounced back and grabbed a 2-1 advantage through one period. The lone goal in the second period was scored by Ondrej Palat to even the score at 2-2. Mikhail Sergachev and Victor Hedman recorded assists. The Sabres took the lead back early in the third, but Kucherov tied it back up 23 seconds later on an assist from Steven Stamkos. Stamkos put Tampa Bay ahead with 5:16 remaining on assists from Kucherov and Hedman. Ryan Callahan added a power play insurance goal with 1:19 remaining with assists going to Anthony Cirelli and Alex Killorn. Louis Domingue earned the win in net as he stopped 30 of 33 shots.
Islanders edged by Rangers
The Islanders dropped an in-state battle at home Saturday to the Rangers by a score of 2-1. Anthony Beauvillier gave the Islanders (14-15-4) a 1-0 advantage 8:40 into the second period on assists by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock. The Rangers evened the score later in the second before scoring what turned out to be the game-winner with 5:05 remaining in the third period. Robin Lehner took the loss as he surrendered two goals on 26 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Lightning are 11-3 in their last 14 Sunday games. Tampa Bay is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Islanders are 5-0 in their last five games versus the Atlantic Division. New York is 7-2 in its last nine games.
It's hard to bet against Tampa Bay these days and while the Islanders are playing some good hockey right now, they aren't in the same league as the Lightning. Look for another healthy goal total for Tampa Bay as it carves out another win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING