The New York Islanders will be determined to bounce back tonight after going down 8-2 in game one against Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov starred last time out for the Lightning and will need to be curtailed if the Isles are a chance at squaring the series.
Will the Islanders get one back or can Tampa Bay go 2-0 up? NHL Bet Hub predictions below 👇
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup
🔥 BEST: Islanders +1.5
💵 Moneyline: Lightning (-170*)
☝ Total goals: o5.5
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Islanders +1.5 has a 64% probability
New York will be out to show last game was a one-off and will be keen to keep this one much closer. Our model has them covering the puck line 64% of the time.
Lightning to win has a 61% probability
Although we’re taking the Isles at the puck line, it’s hard to look past the Lightning at the ML. After an 8-2 win, it’s always hard to bet against a team.
Total Goals o5.5 has a 0.7% edge against the sportsbooks
Last game obviously smashed the 5.5 goal mark and our model sees it as a good chance again in game two. Only a 49% chance of this one but that’s more likely than the sportsbooks are giving it.
The Isles will be determined to put in a better shift this time around but it’s hard to bet against the Lightning after the show they put on in game one. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.
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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.