Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders - 11/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (5-6-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (7-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -179 / New York Islanders +140 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, SUN
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning square off Thursday night in a NHL game at the Amalie Arena.
The New York Islanders could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Dennis Seidenberg has four assists and Brock Nelson has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 25 goals on 273 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 12 goals on 131 shots. The New York Islanders have scored at least two goals in 11 straight games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning could also use a nice win after losing five of their last seven games. The Lightning are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with seven goals, Nikita Kucherov has 11 assists and Alex Killorn has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 87.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 26 goals on 280 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed nine goals on 116 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost five straight games when allowing at least three goals.
The Islanders are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
We continue to fade the New York Islanders on the road and it continues to pay off. The Islanders are 0-3 on the road this season and have lost six of their last eight road games overall when you include last years playoffs. The Lightning are also one of the better home teams in the league. Give me Tampa Bay to win its sixth straight game against the Islanders.