New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 9/9/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+148) Lightning (-185)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders travel to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of their series. Tampa leads the series 1-0. The line on this matchup has the Islanders priced at +148 and the Lightning are at -185. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. The Lightning are covering 60.3% of the time, going 41-27 straight up.
The Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 8 - 2 loss against the Lightning in Game 1. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 24 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. New York had a total of 24 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 25 and the Corsi against was 30 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 15 while the Fenwick against sat at 23, which earned them a rate of 39.5%. They earned 15 face-off wins and lost 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 84.4 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning tallied a total of 34 shots. They had 12 minutes in the box and they earned 6 power play opportunities.
The man looking after the net for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played 2,517 mins protecting the net this year. Varlamov is giving up 2.62 goals per contest which has him sitting 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he's given up 110 goals. He's earned a save % of .914 which has him sitting 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. So far this season, they have scored a total of 189 goals which has them at 13th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 19th in the NHL. The Islanders currently have a total of 80 pts, which has them at 14th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. In the matter of shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,016 which has them at 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL. As a team, New York has earned a total of 1,839 hits which means they have an average of 27 per contest. They currently have a total of 980 blocks for this season.
In Game 1 Tampa Bay earned a 54.5% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 30 while they gave up a Corsi of 25. They had a Fenwick percentage of 60.5% by earning a Fenwick of 23 and the Islanders having earned a 15 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Tampa Bay had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 115.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.3%. The Lightning netted 8 goals of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 6 power play opportunities in this game and netted 3 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Islanders had 5 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Tampa Bay gave up 24 shots on goal and the Islanders earned a total of 24 minutes in the box.
In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.56 goals per game and that ranks him 9th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 3,122 mins he's played, he's given up 133 goals. He has a save percentage of .917, which has him sitting 7th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. When talking about goal differential, they rank 2nd in the East and 2nd in the league with +49. They currently have a total of 243 goals for the season which is good for 1st in the conference. Tampa Bay has a save percentage as a team of .910 which currently has them sitting 9th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 11.2% putting them at 1st in the Eastern Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-185) and under 5.5 goals
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