New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 11/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (8-6-1) at New York Islanders (5-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders +100 / Tampa Bay Lightning -123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, MSG+, TVA
The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet Monday night in a NHL game at the Barclays Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Lightning are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with eight goals, Nikita Kucherov has 11 assists and Alex Killorn has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 86 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 29 goals on 300 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed 10 goals on 148 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost six straight games when allowing more than one goal.
USA TODAY Sports
The New York Islanders could also use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Brock Nelson has seven assists and Dennis Seidenberg has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 31 goals on 332 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 13 goals on 143 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed two or more goals in six straight games.
The Lightning are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 Monday games and 1-12 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in New York and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Neither one of these teams are playing all that well and the Lightning have lost four of their last five road games. The Islanders have had success against the Lightning on their home ice and should have the advantage with them playing at home here. I'm not laying juice with the way Tampa Bay is playing. The even money with the home team seems like a better bet in this spot.