Lightning vs. Islanders Prediction
The under should be a good bet tonight when the New York Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Islanders are -115 money line favorites versus the Lightning, who have odds of -105 to pull off the victory. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Tampa Bay has gone under in three straight games. The Islanders have gone under in two of their last three games. The Lightning loss leading scorer Steven Stamkos (36 goals) for 1-3 weeks due to a blood clot near his collarbone. Tampa Bay G Ben Bishop has allowed two or less goals in 40 of his 58 starts.
The under is also 4-1-1 in the Lightning’s last six games playing on one day of rest and is also 6-2-1 in their last nine road games. The under is 7-3-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 11 games after allowing two goals or less in its previous game as well.
On the other side, the under is 6-1-2 in New York’s last nine home games and is 5-1-1 in the team’s last seven games versus a team with a winning record. The under is 23-11-1 in the Isles’ last 35 games following a loss of three or more goals as well.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: LIGHTNING/ISLANDERS UNDER 5.5