New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 11/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-0) at New York Islanders (4-5-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -106 / Tampa Bay Lightning -116 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Barclays Center on NBCSN.
The Tampa Bay Lightning hope to snap a three-game losing streak when they end a six-game road trip. The Lightning are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with six goals, Jonathan Drouin has three assists and Alex Killorn has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 88.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up six goals on 85 shots faced and Ben Bishop has allowed 22 goals on 184 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been outscored 3-12 during their current three-game losing streak.
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The New York Islanders look for their fifth home victory to keep pace in the Metropolitan division. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with four goals, Brock Nelson has six assists and Josh Bailey has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up nine goals on 120 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 15 goals on 151 shots. All four of the New York Islanders victories this season have come on their home ice.
The Lightning are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Islanders are 1-8 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-4 in their last 17 Tuesday games. The Lightning are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Islanders have played their best hockey so far at home and usually get the better of the Lightning when playing in New York. The Lightning are also going through an ugly losing stretch where they are having a hard time finding the back of the net. I'll take the Islanders at home for the cheap price.