Islanders vs. Lightning Prediction
The Islanders are in a current tailspin and things don't look promising for them tonight against the Lightning at 7:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Lightning are -155 money line favorites versus the Islanders, who have odds of +135 to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 5 goals.
New York has dropped four of its last five games and is winless at 0-5 in its last five road games as well. The Islanders have dropped four of their last five games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game and are also 1-4 in their last five road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage greater than .600.
While the Islanders are laboring, the Lightning have won 12 of their last 17 games overall and are 58-28 in their last 86 home games. Tampa Bay has also racked up wins in 17 of its last 22 games coming off a win and is 8-2 in its last 10 contests after allowing two goals or less in its previous game.
The Lightning are coming off back-to-back wins and throttled the Red Wings on Tuesday night when Erik Condra scored two goals and Ben Bishop made 23-of-25 saves to pick up his 31st victory of the season. Tampa Bay should make it three in a row with a win tonight.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -155