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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. NY Islanders Islanders Preview 04/06/2013

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Nassau Coliseum.
Oddsmakers currently have the Islanders listed as 126-moneyline favorites versus the Lightning, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Islanders were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
New York:
Team record: 18-16-4 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 16-18-2 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 3-7


NEXT UP:
Tampa Bay at Washington, Sunday, April 7
NY Islanders home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 9