Game 3 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders Betting Odds, Lines Picks & Predictions

With the NHL playoff betting series tied at a game apiece, the Tampa Bay Lightning will square off against the New York Islanders on June 17, 2021, at 8 PM EST at the Nasau Coliseum. The New York Islanders are playing with a newfound stubbornness as the visiting team in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and that has worked to their advantage as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their semifinal series Thursday. The New York Islanders are coming into this game 41-21-8 straight up and 29-37-4 over/under as the Tampa Bay Lightning are coming into this game 45-19-5 straight up and 32-34-3 over/under.

 Game 3 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders Betting Odds & Line Movement

The Tampa Bay Lightning started off listed at the US Sportsbooks as the -135 favorites. However, now they are listed as the -140 favorites. The online bookmakers had the total listed at five and one-half goals but it is now listed at five goals with the under at +115 and the over at -135.



Notes On The Tampa Bay Lightning For Game 3

Tampa Bay came out firing Tuesday night after dropping an ugly 2-1 decision in Game 1, outshooting the Islanders 33-26 while taking a 1 goal lead with 6:45 remaining in the second period.The Tampa Bay Lightning have won four of their last five games, and looked good on each victory.

The Lightning looked strong during the regular season, but they were not as good when they played away from Amalie Arena. They went 15-10-3 on the road. That is not as good as the Islanders who went 21-4-3 at home. Tampa has won five of six games so far in the playoffs. Nikita Kucherov missed the entire regular season but is now doing well in the playoffs. He has 22 points so far, which is a lot of points.

Notes On The New York Islanders For Game 3

The Islanders have had to play elite forwards in the past. They played against Sidney Crosby, and also played against Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak. Kucherov has been helping the Lightning so far. He has helped them score four out of five goals.

There are other problems for the Islanders. They were not good at playing offense this year. The Islanders scored four goals in two games in Tampa when they were playing against the Lightning. They had one of the best goals-per-game averages before they played the Lightning.

Game 3 Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Betting Odds, Lines Picks & Predictions

 Game 3 NHL Betting Pick & Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning (-140)

Nikita Kucherov has led the team to score goals so far in this series. We believe that Tampa Bay Lightning will win three in a row when they play at New York Islanders as it is really hard for any team to stop him.

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