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Islanders vs. Lightning NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 5 Pick – June 21st, 2021

By Hank Blaine

Many of us are thinking that this series is going as predicted, a tight series heading into a Game 6 or Game 7. Many others it was going to be completely one sided and that the luck of fools was now gone. But we’ve taken quite the surprise. These two have been back and forth, at home and on the road. This series will probably go all the way. But for now, the questions is, who leave tonight’s game with the a leas in the playoffs series?

Can the Lightning get another win at home? Or will the Islanders head back to upstate New York with a win and try to close the series at home? Let’s dive into the latest expert preview for the Lightning vs. Islanders, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and predictions. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds and lines out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!

Islanders vs. Lightning Game 5 Information

  • When: Monday, June 21st, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
  • Radio: WRHU-88.7 FM (Islanders) // WFLA 970 AM (Lightning)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning (-132) / OU: 5.0

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Why Bet on the New York Islanders?

Compared to their regular season performance, many people don’t understand how the Islanders have come so far in the playoffs. Their offense during regular season play was poor to say the least. But once the postseason hit, it’s become one of the surprising teams that just keeps on going. They don’t rely just on one player, every body pitches in when it comes to scoring. Their recent performances tell that story.

Their goalie Seymon Varlamov has had his hours of work put in, saving 28 shots in Game 4. That performance is giving him a GAA of 2.53, with a save percentage of .923. Also, the Isles are scoring 3.19 goals per game, allowing 2.63 goals against in the process. Their power play percentage has been 23.3% effective, while their penalty kill is at 65.7%.

Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Their is no doubt the Islanders have a solid offense. Player like Nikita Kucherov, who currently has 24 points in the postseason, and Brayden Point, who’s scored 12 goals in 15 playoffs games, have proven their power when it comes to scoring. They also have Victor Hedman, considered right now as the best defenseman in the league.

Goaltender Andre Vasilevskiy has had a great performance throughout this postseason, but New York has given him quite the task, as well as he’s done to them. He’s averaging 2.33 GAA, with a save percentage of .922. As for the team, they are scoring 3.13 per game, allowing 2.04 goals against. As for their penalty kill, they been able to create an effectiveness of 80.9%, with their power play at 37.8%.

Islanders vs. Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Islanders are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games.
  • The Islanders are 9-4 SU in the last 13 games this season.
  • The totals went over in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games on the road.
  • The Lightning are 7-3 SU in the last 10 games.
  • The Lightning are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games at home.
  • The totals went under in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games.

Islanders vs. Lightning Expert Betting Predictions

It looks like there are many people still skeptical about taking the Islanders seriously. Think about it. They’ve been in this same situation as they did the previous couple of rounds and have made great comebacks in the process. The Lightning are the defending champions and are a better team by the numbers. Home field advantage will definitely have its say tonight, but who will go back to New York with just a win away from the Stanley Cup Finals?

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.