December 8, 2019
By StatementGames Team
New York Islanders Vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds & Trends
When: 7:05 PM ET, Monday, December 9, 2019
Where: Amalie Arena – Tampa Bay, FL
TV: TVA, ESPN+
Spread: New York Islanders +150 / Tampa Bay Lightning -170
Puck Line: New York Islander / +1.5 / -155 | Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 / +135
OVER / UNDER Game Total: 5.5
New York Islanders
Road Record: 7-5-1-0
Puck Line: 13-15
Tampa Bay Lightning
Home Record: 7-5-1-0
Puck Line: 11-16
New York Islanders Vs Tampa Bay Lightning Game Day Preview
Tampa Bay hosts the New York Islanders in a 7 p.m. ET start on Monday. The Islanders beat the Lightning, 5-2, at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 1 as part of a 10-game winning streak that started that run of at least one point in 17 straight games. Tampa Bay is coming off a blowout WIN over the Sharks and have won two straight at home over the Islanders…Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Lightning are 6-2-1 at home in the regular season (8-3-1 including playoffs) against the Islanders.
New York Islanders
The Islanders are no longer collecting points on the most consistent basis. But they don’t believe it’s because they are no longer playing well consistently. “Just keep playing hard,” right wing Josh Bailey said. “I don’t feel like we’re on a skid. I feel like we’ve done some good things. It’s just the way things go sometimes.”
The Islanders continue a three-game road trip on Monday night against the Lightning. They have lost four of seven since a 2-1 overtime loss at San Jose on Nov. 23 extended their franchise record streak to 15-0-2. The WIN over Tampa Bay at Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 1 was part of a 10-game winning streak as well as a streak that saw the team net at least one point in 17 straight games.
“We strive to win every game,” defenseman Ryan Pulock said. “It’s frustrating when you don’t. You’ve got to take the good things and learn from what we can fix and be ready to go in Tampa.”
The Islanders have been giving up more chances of late and the Stars were particularly aggressive in trying to get to the net. Opponents have averaged 35.6 shots over the Islanders’ last five games, though goalies Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov – expected to start on Monday – have given up just 10 goals in that span. That’s how many goals the Islanders have in their last five games.
“We’ve just got to keep playing well,” defenseman Devon Toews said. “This road trip, we’re playing three really good teams. So, we’ve just got to go into Tampa and win that one.”
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have scored seven or more goals four times this season, second only to Pittsburgh (5) for most 7+ goal games in the NHL… The Bolts lead the League for goals per game (3.74)…Tampa Bay has scored a power-play goal in six-straight home games (9 PPGs total) and 11 of 13 home games overall this season…The Lightning own the NHL’s top ranked home power play (36.5%) and the League’s second-ranked power play overall at 30% (1st: EDM – 32.2%)…The Bolts have played the fewest games (27) in the NHL. Tampa Bay begins its fifth of 15 back-to-back sets in 2019-20 tonight…The Lightning are 1-2-1 in the first half of a back-to-back this season.
New York Islanders Vs Tampa Bay Lightning Picks
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Game Pick New York Islanders 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3
10 PT Pick = Ryan McDonagh & Kevin Shattenkirk UNDER 0.5 Combined PTS
9 PT Pick = NYI UNDER 0.5 Power Play Goals
8 PT Pick = Total Goals UNDER 5.5