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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/07/2020 NHL Previews, Spread & Odds

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09-07-2020 NHL Previews Spread & Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/07/2020 – The well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning is set to clash with the New York Islanders for the first game of the NHL conference finals. Game 1 is set to happen on Monday, September 7 and it will be at the closed-door venue of Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta located in Canada. It will be NBCSN that will have the official coverage rights for this series and the live coverage will start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live steam of this game will be made available for NHL.TV subscribers. According to NHL Vegas Odds, the New York Islanders are set to take Game 1 from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/07/2020

When: Monday, September 7, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/07/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Tampa Bay Lightning +1.5 (-210) 5 o (-115) +130
New York Islanders -1.5 (+175) 5 u (-105) -150
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a good time to rest after defeating the Boston Bruins in just five games. Right Wing Nikita Kucherov is expected to carry the team in this series but he will need help from Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat who have been doing well in the offensive end these playoffs. Victor Hedman will always be the best defensive lineman to protect the puck from getting to the goalkeeper. Nonetheless, the Lightning has one of the best GKs in the game right now with Andrei Vasilevskiy. Steven Stamkos and Ryan McDonagh are expected to step up as well for the Lightning.

Players to Watch: B. Point C (G 6 A 12 PTS 18), N. Kucherov RW (G 4 A 12 PTS 16), O. Palat LW (G 5 A 4 PTS 9).

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders were tested well in their series against the Philadelphia Flyers and this hardened core will get their guts tested against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Matthew Barzal will be controlling the offense for the team and will be the fulcrum. On the other end, Nick Leddy will be the man heading the defensive line for the team. The Islanders have Robin Lehner as the team’s goalkeeper and he will have his skills tested facing the tough offensive attacks of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson have been performing well in the playoffs and they are set to put up surprises against the Lightning.

Players to watch: J. Bailey LW (G 2 A 15 PTS 17), B. Nelson C (G 7 A 8 PTS 15). M Barzal C (G 5 A 8 PTS 13). 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions

Trends

Lightning

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games.
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games at home.
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Islanders.
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Islanders

NY Islanders are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
NY Islanders are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against Tampa Bay.
New York is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
NY Islanders are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Lightning vs Islanders Betting Picks

This is going to be a very interesting series but with the Tampa Bay Lightning facing a bit of rust from the layoff, the New York Islanders can take the early advantage of this series. Top Online Sportsbook sees a tight game with the Islanders being the safer bet among the two titan teams.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Lightning for this game is at +130 while the Islanders are at -150. 

Spread: It is 1.5 points between both teams across the spread. Islanders are at -1.5 while the Lightning is at +1.5.

Total: The given total for both teams to reach in Game 1 is at 5 points with the Lightning going over and the Islanders going under.

Score Prediction: 3-2, Islanders win.