NHL: Islanders vs Lightning Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 1)

By · March 31, 2023
  • Tampa Bay Lightning on verge of securing playoff spot
  • New York Islanders have won their previous two

Two sides in the hunt for an Eastern Conference playoff spot will clash on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be favored in the betting to secure victory over the New York Islanders.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are extremely close to securing their spot in the post-season, as they chase a fourth Stanley Cup finals appearance in as many seasons. The New York Islanders sit just a place lower in the current standings.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
  • How To Watch: NHL TV


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It has been a thrilling battle for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference throughout the campaign, and the Tampa bay Lightning could book their spot in the post-season on Saturday. The Lightning comes into this game in excellent recent form, as they have landed five wins from their previous ten.

Meanwhile, they have picked up back-to-back victories ahead of this home game. The most recent of their wins was picked up on Thursday, as they recorded a 5-1 home win over the Washington Capitals. Patrick Maroon scored twice in that fine win.

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Meanwhile, the New York Islanders also appear good value in their bid to secure a place in the post-season. They currently sit fourth in the Metropolitan Division, and seventh overall in the Eastern Conference. At present, they hold a four-point advantage over ninth-placed Florida Panthers.

The Islanders have won each of their previous two games, and have registered six wins from their last ten. However, they have endured issues in away games throughout this season, as they have gone 17-15-6.


The Lightning can taste their spot in the playoffs coming into this weekend. With home advantage, we expect them to comfortably record victory on Saturday and take a step closer to reaching the post-season.



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