Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Lightning Odds
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(39-24-9) NY Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (42-26-5)
Date: Friday, March 25th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Lighting -150
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Friday we get a glimpse of a potential first round matchup with NY facing off against the bolts in Tampa.
Both teams are young, energetic and chalked full of play making talent. Expect a spirited meeting when they clash.
One of my favourite teams to watch over the past couple of years, and they finally seem to have something clicking in Brooklyn.
Offense is there, defence has been playing well, and even with Halak sidelined, Griesse has done a fine job filling in.
That being said, the Islanders have been atrocious away from Barclay recently and face off against a surging Tampa team
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After stumbling through the first half of the season, stamkos and company have stepped it up and have all but solidified another playoff birth. The duo of Stamkos, Kucherov have been hot of late, which spells trouble for any opponent.
Bishop has played extremely well between the pipes during the current home stand and expect him to be on his game again Friday
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- TB are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Metropolitan.
- TB are 17-5 in their last 22 games following a win.
- Over is 9-3 in TB last 12 vs. Metropolitan.
- NYI are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free NY Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Prediction
With the playoffs in firm view, both teams still have alot to play for, mainly positioning.
Tampa will play tough at home, and the Islanders haven’t exactly sparkled as the visitor, dripping their last 5 straight away games.
In that stretch, NY has only mustered 7 goals while getting out shot by opponents 32-25. PP Hasn’t clicked either, connecting on only 2 of 17 opportunities.
Bishop has played well and sports a GAA of less than 1.90 in his last 5 meetings vs Taveres and company.
Tampa definitely comes in with the momentum having won 2 straight and 4 of their last 6 at Amalie.
Stamkos came alive in a pounding of the Red Wings, and expect the offence to take advantage of a tired goalie corpse and a susceptible defensive line.
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Advantage Tampa on offence and goaltenders, with an even break on the defence. Simply put, NY has looked like a bottom feeder team on the road, and they’ve done nothing lately to improve.
Tampa has more to gain from this matchup, with a divisional crown still within its grasp.
Expect the offence to come early and often in Tampa, with the home team getting the upper hand most of the way
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa 5-2
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