Lightning at Islanders 1/13/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Jan. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -150 O/U 6.5
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play the back half of a back-to-back on Sunday when they visit the New York Islanders. The Lightning play Buffalo on Saturday before heading to the Big Apple. Tampa Bay won its second straight on Thursday defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. Brayden Point broke a 1-1 in the third period and added an empty goal in the closing seconds to lead the Lightning to victory.
New York will also play the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday as the Islanders host the Rangers on Saturday prior to hosting the Lightning Sunday. The Islanders played the Rangers as well on Thursday night and won 4-3 in Madison Square Garden. Josh Bailey scored the winning goal with just 1:26 left in the third period to give the Islanders the win.
Brayden Point leads the Lightning in goals scored with 28. Nikita Kucherov is the assists leader with 51 and points leader with 72. In goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 18-4-2 with a goals against of 2.49 and a save percentage of .925. Tampa Bay is 1st in goals scored per game with 4.09 and 12th in goals against at 2.84.
Anders Lee leads the Islanders in goals scored with 16, while Mathew Barzal is the assists leader with 28 and points leader with 41. New York goalie Robin Lehner is 12-6-3 with a 2.22 goals against average and a save percentage of .926. New York is 13th in goals scored at 3.00 and 4th in goals against at 2.64.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tampa Bay is 22-5 in its last 27 in the fourth game of a 4-and-6 scenario
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Lightning’s last 8 on the road
New York is 7-1 in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in 14 of the Islanders last 21
Free Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -150
Tampa Bay holds a huge advantage head to head over New York winning each of the last 5 played in New York and 10 of the last 11 overall versus the Islanders. Tampa Bay has won 41 of its last 55 overall and 11 of its last 16 on the road versus an opponent with a winning record at home. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 4-2.