Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs. Lightning NHL Odds
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(15-8-2) New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (18-6-2)
Date: Tuesday, December 5th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning -180, Islanders +155
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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It’s a full slate of hockey games on Tuesday night. In this one it’s an Eastern Conference showdown.
The New York Islanders make the trip to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. This will be the second meeting of the year between the two teams.
In the first meeting the Islanders won 5-3.
New York Islanders
After a down year last year the New York Islanders seem to be back on the right track this year. They look like they are going to be a playoff team this year, and a lot of that has to do with the offensive zone.
They come into this game averaging 3.7 goals per game, and that is a good thing because their defense has still left some to be desired.
So far the defense has given up 32.4 shots per game, and that has turned into 3.24 goals per game. They are facing another good offensive team in this one, so the defense is going to need to step up in this game.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have also had a really nice season so far this year, but they come into this game struggling a bit having lost three of the last five games.
In their last game against San Jose though they got back on the right track putting up five goals on the way to a 5-2 victory.
To win this game they need to take advantage of the Islanders struggles on the defensive side of the ice. They need to try and put as many shots on goal as possible for success in this game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2-1 in NYI last 10 road games.
- Over is 7-2-1 in NYI last 10 games as an underdog.
- NYI are 25-8 in their last 33 Tue. games.
- TB are 12-3 in their last 15 home games.
- Over is 9-3 in TB last 12 vs. Metropolitan.
- Over is 14-5-5 in TB last 24 Tue. games.
- NYI are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
Free New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction:
The Islanders defense will struggle again in this game, and I think that will be the difference in this game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 6
I think the Lightning will put up a lot of goals, and win a game that covers the over.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Lightning 5 – Islanders 2
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