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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 10/22/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Islanders (2-2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-3)
October 22, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -172 / New York Islanders +139; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena. The New York Islanders look to get a game above a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Lightning look to get back to a .500 record.

The New York Islanders are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Wahlstrom leads New York with 3 goals, Brock Nelson has 4 assists and Noah Dobson has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 6 goals on 93 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 2 goals on 28 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 6 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 5 assists and Corey Perry has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 8 goals on 91 shots faced, and Brian Elliott has allowed 5 goals on 44 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be favored more times than not, especially at home. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been shaky through 5 games, especially defensively, and they’re now on the end of a back to back that included overtime. The New York Islanders are always an intriguing team to back in the underdog role because of them being well coached and the fact they don’t beat themselves. I’ll take the Islanders and the plus money here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Islanders +139

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