New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 11/1/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (6-4-2) at New York Islanders (8-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders +113 / Tampa Bay Lightning -125 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet Friday in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with three goals, Mikhail Sergachev has eight assists and Nikita Kucherov has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 24 goals on 268 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 16 goals on 159 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The New York Islanders look to keep the puck rolling while building on a seven-game winning streak. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 31.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with five goals, Brock Nelson has six assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 14 goals on 171 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 12 goals on 174 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in each of their last seven games.
The Lightning are 100-42 in their last 142 games as a favorite, 12-4 in their last 16 Friday games and 42-14 in their last 56 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 6-0 in their last 6 games following a win, 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 12-5 in Islanders last 17 home games. The favorite is 35-17 in the last 52 meetings. The Lightning are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Islanders and it's only a matter of time before they put together one of those lengthy winning stretches where everything clicks. However, we're getting plus money with a New York Islanders team that's won seven straight and is at home. The Islanders have been impressive defensively during this stretch and the offense has scored 13 goals in their last three games. It's hard to turn down this price with the red hot team.