Islanders vs. Lightning Prediction
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won three in a row heading into tonight's home contest versus the New York Islanders. Will Tampa Bay keep it rolling or can New York notch the upset?
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Amalie Arena at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -210 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Islanders are a +176 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Thursday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with host Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Islanders fall in shootout
New York lost a shootout at home Monday night by a count of 4-3 to Montreal to drop to 8-4-2 on the season. The Islanders led 3-1 after the first period, but were unable to generate another goal the rest of the way. Casey Cizikas scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the loss for New York. Valtteri Filppula added a goal. Thomas Greiss made 32 saves on 35 shots to take the loss.
Lightning take down Oilers
Tampa Bay secured a 5-2 home win Tuesday night over Edmonton as it opened up a two-goal lead in the first period and never looked back. Nikita Kucherov scored two goals in the victory, giving him seven on the season. Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde added one goal apiece. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves on 35 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Islanders are 4-0 in their last four Thursday games. New York is 5-1 in its last six games overall.
The Lightning are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. Tampa Bay is 4-1 in the last five home meetings.
Tampa Bay is playing fantastic hockey and has dominated this series the last several years. While the Islanders are also playing well right now, I think they might be overachieving a bit. I hate betting on the puckline two games in a row with a team as it's hard to win by multiple goals in the NHL, but after hitting on the Lightning Tuesday night I am going right back to the well here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY PL +135