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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/17/2020 NHL Previews, Spread & Game Analysis

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09-17-2020 NHL Previews Spread & Game Analysis

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/17/2020 – The New York Islanders lived for another day and will try to even up the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 that is slated to happen on Thursday, September 17. This game will be held way up north in Canada at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. This game is going to be televised by NBCSN and the live telecast will begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who want to watch through live stream, it is made available through NHL.TV. Heading to Game 6, it is seen by NHL Game Odds that this is the end of the line for the New York Islanders as the Tampa Bay Lightning will prevail and move on to the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/17/2020

When: Thursday, September 17, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 09/17/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+189) 5.5 o (+125) -161
New York Islanders +1.5 (-238) 5.5 u (-154) +130
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning were in playing the catch-up game in Game 5 as they lost in overtime, 1-2. They allowed the Islanders to score a goal in the first quarter but they managed to equalize the game at the 4:00 minute mark of the second quarter. Thanks to the goal of Victor Hedman, he got some help through the assists of Blake Coleman and Luke Schenn. Since then, the Lightning played the defensive game against the Islanders to force overtime as they lost and eventually lost. The Lightning had more shots on goal than the Islanders with 37 but they were only able to make a goal once.

Players to watch: N. Kucherov RW (G 6 A 19 PTS 25), B. Point C (G 6 A 15 PTS 25), O. Palat LW (G 8 A 5 PTS 13).

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders came up with a good defensive plan and not take on the Tampa Bay Lightning head-on in their offensive shootout as they stole Game 5 through an overtime victory. The Islanders took the early lead with Ryan Pulock scoring the first goal in the first quarter with an assist from Nick Leddy and Matthew Borzal. Their opponents scored the equalizer in the second quarter and it was a defensive battle from there on as the game went into overtime. Jordan Eberle was the hero of the game as he scored the overtime goal at the 12:30 minute mark with an assist coming from Anders Lee.

Players to watch: J. Bailey LW (G 2 A 18 PTS 20), B. Nelson C (G 9 A 9 PTS 18), M Barzal C (G 5 A 10 PTS 15). 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions

Trends

Lightning

Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Tampa Bay is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games against NY Islanders.
Lightning is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.

Islanders

NY Islanders are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home.
NY Islanders are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders’ last 11 games played on a Thursday.

Lightning vs Islanders Betting Picks

This should be another tight battle but the Tampa Bay Lightning adjusts very well during the game better than the New York Islanders. They will be trying to avoid Game 7 to keep the momentum on their side and that is how Online Sportsbook sees it.

Moneyline: The Islanders are going to be the underdogs for this game and the ML is at -161 while the Lightning are at +130.

Spread: The given spread between both teams is at 1.5 points with the Lightning at -1.5 while the Islanders are on the other end with +1.5.

Total: The given total for both teams to reach in Game 6 is at 5.5 points with the Islanders going under and the Lightning are over.

Score Prediction: 3-1, Lightning wins.