(NHL) NY Islanders vs. Tampa Bay, 09/15/2020 8:00 PM, Score: 2 - 1
Point Spread: 1.50 | -170.00 NY Islanders (Away)
Bookmaker: Bet365
Result: Win
This is an 8* on the ISLANDERS +1.5

The Islanders are just trying to stay alive here, so we’ll take them +1.5 on the puck line. Obviously, this Eastern Conference Final did not get off to a good start for the Isles. They lost Game 1 by a score of 8-2. But then they only lost by a goal in Game 2 (2-1) and won Game 3, 5-3. But Game 4 was another disappointment as they lost 4-1. For 15 whole seconds NY did have the lead, but Tampa Bay quickly tied it and then took the lead for good 12 seconds later. So the game really changed in less than 30 seconds. What you have to remember is that the Islanders had been #1 in the playoffs in goals allowed (1.94 per game) coming into this series. Tampa Bay has proven rather difficult to slow down, but we’re counting on the Islanders busting out their old defensive “tricks” here in Game 5. They’ve only faced elimination one time this postseason and it was Game 7 against the Flyers, whom they shutout and held to just 16 shots. Lightning star Brayden Point is questionable here after taking a shot against the boards in the last game. He missed the second half of the third period. Islanders are 5-2 after scoring 2 goals or less the previous game. Play on ISLANDERS +1.5