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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders NHL Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Analysis & Pick

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders NHL odds and Picks

On the whole, there is a reason why the Lighting are defending Stanley Cup champions.  Tampa Bay is loaded with speed, skill, depth, and power.  That was all on display in their 8-0 NHL betting payout over the Islanders in Game-5.  As a result of that blowout, the Lightning can clinch the series with a Game-6 win at New York on Wednesday night.  Despite the fact that the Islanders were terrible on Monday, that doesn’t ensure a Wednesday defeat.  New York can’t be any worse than they were in Game-5.  But Tampa Bay showed how outclassed the Isles are.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders – Game 6 Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders Betting Odds

Lightning -1½ ( +175 ) 5 ( -132 ) -155
Islanders +1½ ( -210 ) 5 ( +112 ) +135
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Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders CashBet Wagering Analysis

New York faces the prospect of elimination in this game.  Also, a loss means the end of the Nassau Coliseum.  New York fans have enjoyed a sentimental swan song at the “Old Barn.” Commencing with 1972, the Coliseum has been the Islanders’ home. Including when they had their 1980-83 Stanley Cup dynasty.  That intangible has made for plenty of Bitcoin Sportsbook handle.  In turn, the Lightning are drawing dollars based on its superior depth and firepower.

Lightning Make a Forceful Statement in Game 5 Storm Surge

Tampa Bay cashed the winning ticket in seven of their last ten games.  While three of their most recent ten games went over the Betting on NHL total.

Monday night in Game-5, the Lightning turned on their full power.  At the onset, Tampa Bay carried the play with speed, skill, and force.  New York has a reputation for being the most structured and defensively sound team in the NHL.  However, none of that mattered in Game-5.  Tampa Bay has free reign to do as they pleased all game long.  By contrast, the Islanders were rendered utterly helpless at stopping the Lightning.

Namely, Brayden Point is becoming the playoff marquee man of the Lightning.  Point has 13 goals with five assists and a +3.  Right-wing Nikita Kucherov brings five goals, 22 assists, and a +2.  Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is the most underappreciated player on the Lightning.  Yet his .936 save percentage and 2.05 goals-against average indicate goaltending dominance.

New York to Defend the Island While Facing Extinction 

New York paid in five of their most recent eight games. So it follows that only two of their last eight tilts went over the total.

Last game, the Islanders got a stark pro hockey betting reminder about who and what they are.  New York can’t afford to show up against Tampa Bay without structure.  The Islanders were simply not ready for the fifth game.  And they paid the price for their lack of focus and commitment.  Tampa Bay was playing in fast-forward.  While lumbering New York was in slow motion.

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders Against the Spread

To summarize, Tampa Bay paid in six of its most recent eight away games.  Tampa Bay went over in only one of their most recent 11 games.  New York got the money in five of their last seven hockey betting home games.  And then the Islanders cleared the total in only two of their previous seven home tilts

Tampa Bay is 8-4 in their last 12 games with the Isles.  While only two of the previous eight in this series cleared the total.  Tampa Bay is 3-2 in their last five games on the Island.  Specifically, this series is 1-3-1 to the under at New York

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders CashBet Free Pick  

On the whole, Monday’s Game-5 was a stark NHL gambling reality check.  Tampa Bay laid the wood on an outclassed Islander team.  Look for the Cup champions to finish here.

Lightning at Islanders CashBet Best Bet: 

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