Islanders vs. Lightning Game 5 Pick
Can the Tampa Bay Lightning punch their ticket to the conference finals when they host the New York Islanders today at 3PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is favored at home, as the Lightning are getting a money line of -175 to win, while the Islanders are getting a money line of +155 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. Tampa Bay has a 3-1 lead in the series.
Tampa Bay is 53-33-5 overall, 29-14-3 at home and 42-37 with the under. New York is 50-30-12 overall, 23-18-5 on the road and 45-38 with the under. The Lightning have won three straight in this series to take the 3-1 lead. These two have pushed or hit the under in eight of their last 10 meetings.
The Islanders are on the brink of elimination after losing two straight at home in overtime. New York has gotten off two great starts, but they haven't been able to maintain them. They'll get a big game from star John Tavares, who has not had a point in the last three games and had just one shot on goal in Friday's loss. The Islanders finally catch a break in Game 5.
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +155