NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. New York Islanders Game 7

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are favored to beat the New York Islanders in Game 7 with -155 odds.
  • The Lightning are favored by 1.5 points on the spread.
  • The total points for the game is set at 5 points.

TAMPA, Fla. — As the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, bettors have a lot to look forward to with a Game 7 matchup in the Stanley Cup Semifinals on deck between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders.

This is a huge game being that many expected the Lightning to run away with the series being that they opened up as heavy favorites to win the series with -300 odds while the Islanders were listed at +240. In fact, the Islanders have gone into every series thus far in the playoffs being seen as the underdogs as they went into the first round with +120 odds and +210 odds in the second round.

With that said, online sportsbooks have the Tampa Bay Lightning favored to take Game 7 and move on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens.

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. New York Islanders

  • Moneyline: Lightning (-155) vs. Islanders (+135)
  • Spread: Lighting -1.5
  • Total: 5 Goals

Getting into the moneyline, by this point in the series, bettors should know not to count out the Islanders NHL odds at all despite being the underdog as they have been an underdog all series long. However, all signs are pointing towards the Lightning closing out the series being that recent game trends between the two indicate just that.

In the last 14 meetings between the two teams in Tampa Bay, the Lightning have gone 10-4. The Lightning have also gone 19-9 in the last 28 meetings with them overall.

Also, in the last five meetings between the Lightning and Islanders, the home team of the game has come out on top.

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As for the spread, bettors should take advantage of the spread being more than 1-point by all means taking the Islanders to cover. This series has been tightly kept thus far being that in four of the six games that have been played, they have been decided by just 1-point.

Backing up the Islanders covering the spread, even more, is that they have covered the spread in 15 of 18 games. That fact alone should be a strong enough one to sway bettors to hop on those odds before they potentially shift any closer.

The game total in this series has been a difficult one to follow being that in the six games, both the Over and Under have hit two times each and there have also been two pushed game totals as well.

Some trends for the game total between the two teams also include the Under going 4-1-2 in their last seven meetings and also 3-1-2 in the last six meetings in Tampa Bay.

All in all, those looking to get in on any of the betting action for the series can do so on June 25 at 8 p.m. EST and watch in on the action being broadcasted on NBC.