Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders Game 3 Free Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/2/2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The series is tied 1-1. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -102 and the Islanders at -108. The over/under has been set at 5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-31-5 and on the road they had a record of 21-18-2. They finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They scored 227 goals and gave up 201 goals for a point differential of +26. The Lightning had 5 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 45-35 and an over/under record of 34-38-10. New York had a regular season record of 45-27-10 including 25-11-5 at home this season. They were 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 232 goals and surrendered 216 for a goal differential of +16. The Islanders had 10 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 43-35 while their over/under record sat at 34-40-8.
Nikita Kucherov accumulated 66 total points this season for the Lightning. He had 30 goals this season with 209 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 36 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman averaged 23 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 10 goals on 180 shots. He had 37 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Ben Bishop had 35 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He had 1,672 shots against him and gave up 123 goals. He made 1,549 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
John Tavares accumulated 70 total points this season for the Islanders. He had 33 goals this season with 250 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 37 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 22 goals on 202 shots. He had 42 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Thomas Greiss had 23 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He had 1,197 shots against him and gave up 90 goals. He made 1,107 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Lightning had 97 total points this season. They scored 224 goals while giving up 198 goals. They had 279 power play opportunities and scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Lightning allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.33% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders had a total of 100 points on the season. They had 43 power play goals on 229 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 232 power play opportunities and gave up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Lightning had a total of 227 goals scored while they gave up 211 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.41%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Tampa Bay had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,533 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,345 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 50.5% as they had 3,391 attempts while they gave up 3,318 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning started possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 46.7% for the season. They had 2,372 face off wins compared to 2,421 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.5%. On defense Tampa Bay had 1,682 hits and they blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition.
New York attempted 4,602 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,729 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 49.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.6% as they had 3,352 shots while they gave up 3,407 attempts on defense. The Islanders had an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage was 48.1% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they compiled 2,331 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,323 face off losses. On defense New York blocked 1,322 shot attempts and they had 2,311 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning were 45-35 straight up this season
The Tampa Bay Lightning were 34-38-10 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders were 43-35 straight up this season
The New York Islanders were 34-40-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
05/02/16 D Anton Stralman Fibula out indefinitely
05/02/16 D Matt Carle Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
04/30/16 RW Erik Condra Head "?" Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
04/16/16 RW J.T. Brown Upper Body out indefinitely
04/03/16 C Steven Stamkos Blood Clot expected to miss 1-3 months
New York Islanders Injuries
04/30/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
04/30/16 LW Josh Bailey Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
04/22/16 D Ryan Pulock Upper Body out indefinitely
04/08/16 C Anders Lee Fibula out indefinitely
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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