Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders - 2/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Amalie Arena)

TB -215 O:U 6.5

TV: ESPN+

The New York Islanders go to Tampa, Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at the Amalie Arena. The Islanders are on a two-game winning streak, defeating the Los Angeles Kings in their last game as well as the Dallas Stars. The Islanders have won three of their previous five games recently. 

The New York Islanders have had a decent season so far, resulting in a 31-15-6 record. The Islanders are third in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders are led by Mathew Barzal, who leads the team in points with 44 points. The New York Islanders do not have a great offense, as they are 22nd in goals scored but have a great defense, ranking fourth in the NHL in goals allowed.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off of a five-game winning streak, attempting to get back to their late December- early January form where the Lightning went on a ten-game winning streak. In fact, the Lightning has not lost two games in a row since December 21st. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 34-15-5 on the season, with a home record of 17-7-2, playing pretty well at their home arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best offensive teams in all of the NHL, scoring the league's most goals in the NHL and are also in the top seven in goals allowed, playing terrific on both ends of the ice.

New York is 24-28 ATS this season
Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Atlantic.
Tampa Bay is 23-31 ATS this season
Lightning is 4-0 in their last four Saturday games.

The New York Islanders have been a very good team this year, and are on somewhat of a hot streak right now. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning's hot streak is much hotter, as they are one of the best teams in the NHL, and have the best offense right now in the NHL. I think that offense will be too much for the Islanders to handle this one, and I think the Tampa Bay Lightning will win this one. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 4-2.
 

Joshua’s Pick Under 6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.