Lightning vs. Islanders Game 6 Pick

Lightning vs. Islanders Game 6, 9/17/20 NHL Playoffs Predictions

The Lightning failed to close out the Islanders in Game 5 but will have another opportunity to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final when the two teams meet in Game 6 tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. What’s the best play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

011 Tampa Bay Lightning (-161) vs. 012 New York Islanders (+140); o/u 5

Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6

8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Brayden Point is uncertain for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday night against the New York Islanders. "In this situation, I'm hoping it's not the last time we're going to see [Point] and we might be able to see him as early as tomorrow night. I don't have the answer for that," coach Jon Cooper said Wednesday. "But … we put the player first and then we just go from there. You don't want to put guys in a position where they're not going to be productive. Anytime in my history of when guys have been hurt, they don't play the same way. So sometimes you have to protect them from themselves." Point has missed two of the last three games due to an injury. Tampa Bay has lost both matches against the Islanders when he hasn't been in the lineup. Point has been spectacular in the postseason with nine goals and 25 points in 16 games.

New York Islanders DFS Spin

Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 of 37 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 double overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Varlamov's teammates tried to play as stingy as they could, but they still allowed the Bolts to generate some good scoring opportunities. The Isles goalie also got some good fortune in double OT, as Nikita Kucherov hit the side of the post as he was falling to the ice. Thankfully for the Isles, they got a goal from Jordan Eberle in the second overtime period (that was just their 24th shot of the game). Varlamov now has an 11-6 record in this postseason. His team still find themselves down 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.

Lightning vs. Islanders Game 6 Betting Prediction

The under is now 11-5-3 in the Lightning’s last 19 games overall after cashing in Game 5. The under is also 3-1-1 in Tampa’s last five games when playing on one day of rest, is 5-2-3 in its last 10 conference finals games and is 5-1 in the Bolts’ last six games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 48-21-5 in the Islanders’ last 74 games as an underdog and is 8-3 in their last 11 games played on Thursday.

NHL PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/ISLANDERS UNDER 5

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