Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Lightning vs New York Islanders Prediction 2/24/2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning (30-23-5) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (23-19-14) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. Both the Lightning and Islanders will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 ET.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Lightning are 8th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-23-5. On the road, Tampa Bay has gone 12-15-2 this season and have lost three straight games. Over their last ten games, the Lightning have gone 5-5.

As the underdog, Tampa Bay has gone 9-12-4 this season and have lost two straight games when favored. In the Atlantic Division, the Lightning are in 5th place with a record of 6-10. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Tampa Bay has gone 14-17.

On the road this year, Tampa Bay’s puck line record is 12-17, and their average scoring margin is -.7 goals per game. So far, the Lightning have gone 29-29 against the puck line, including losing their last three games.

Overall, the team has won 21 games by multiple goals and has dropped 21 games by multiple goals. Against the puck line this year, Tampa Bay’s record as the underdog is 14-11, and they have gone 5-5 in their last ten games.

Coming off a 5-3 loss at home to the Capitals, the Lightning are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period, the Lightning struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

Tampa Bay took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Islanders have gone 13-7-9, and they have been favored in 27 of their 56 games, going 12-10-5 in those games. In the Eastern Conference, the Islanders are in 11th place with 60 points, and they have gone 16-16 against conference opponents.

Over their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 3-7, and they come into this game having lost four straight games. In their last five games, the Islanders have gone 1-4, and they have gone 1-2 over their last three games.

When playing at home this season, the Islanders have a puck line record of 12-17 and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game. So far, New York has 15 wins by more than one goal and 17 losses by just one goal.

Overall, the Islanders have a puck line record of 27-29, including going 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten games at home, the Islanders have a puck line record of 5-5.

In their most recent game, the Islanders fell to the Blues on the road by a score of 4-0. New York’s offense struggled vs. the Blues, failing to come up with a goal in the game. While being shutout, the Islanders’ offense finished with 3 giveaways and took a total of 38 shots on goal.

New York took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.

Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Lightning come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This year, the Lightning have recorded a 19-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-9 record.

The Lightning’s come into the game with an over/under record of 27-27-4. Over the course of last season, they had 40 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.5 per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Islanders have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 19th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the league.

For the season, the over/under record of the Islanders’ stands at 31-22-3. They have had 30 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Tampa Bay Team Defense

Defensively, the Lightning are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 15th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

The Islanders defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 34.1 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 4 shutouts.

Lightning vs Islanders Trends

  • Tampa Bay has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Across their last five home contests, New York has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The last ten games that New York was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Lightning have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Lightning vs Islanders Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Lightning to come out with a win against the Islanders while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -112, I’m placing my bet on the Lightning to win outright.

Our projections have the Lightning pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Lightning, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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