NHL Best Bets: September 9
Andrew Dewhirst brings you his best bets and top Monkey Knife Fight plays for today's slate.
New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning 8 PM
It isn’t often that the Islanders give up eight goals, and I would be very surprised if we saw that kind of output again tonight. I look for the Islanders to bounce back, and for this to be a much closer game. I am not certain they will win this game, but it should be close, so I am going to take the Islanders with the goals.
Pick: Islanders +1.5 -170
Monkey Knife Fight Play of the Night
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Brayden Point Less than 5.5 Points
Point had five points in game one, but his peripherals (shots and blocks) are typically low. So for him to hit the over here he will need multiple points again tonight, as he averages just two shots per game. The Lightning has an implied goal total of 3.1, so for him to be in on most of those goals is possible, it doesn’t seem likely.
Anders Lee More than 5.5 Points
Lee averages around four points per game, and typically provides no blocked shots, so we will need to get on the scoresheet for the over to hit here. With the Islanders coming with an implied goal total of just 2.5, it could be difficult for Lee, but he should only need an assist so I will take the over here.