Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 23 (5/23): NHL

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 23 (5/23): NHL

Credit: photo by Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Lightning money line -125
Lightning spread -1.5 (+195)
Panthers money line +105
Panthers spread +1.5 (-235)
Over / under 6.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Tampa Bay Lightning Florida Panthers
Record 58-34 62-29
Home / Road record 29-15 26-19
Streak W5 L3
Goals per game 3.48 4.11
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.95
Shots per game 30.9 37.3
Shots allowed per game 29.8 30.6
PP % 23.9% 24.30%
PK % 19.05% 17.60%
Over / under record 49-41-2 49-36-6

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers will meet again at the Amalie Arena in Tampa to play the Game 4 of the playoffs 2nd round in the East. The Lightning beat the Panthers 5-1 in the Game 3 and are one win away from the conference finals.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have won 5 games in a row and are 29-15 at home with a 58-34 record overall ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 36-19-5 against eastern conference rivals. Tampa Bay have a +57 scoring differential, with 290 total goals scored and 229 given up.

Steven Stamkos has scored 42 goals with 64 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Lightning are 7-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers have lost their last 3 games and are 26-19 on the road this season, with a 62-21-6 record overall ranking 1st in the Atlantic Division. The Panthers are 41-18 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.1% and averaging 4.1 goals on 37.6 shots per game.

Aleksander Barkov has 39 goals and 49 assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has scored eight goals with six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Panthers are 4-6, averaging 2.5 goals, five assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 4 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games.

Florida are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Tampa Bay.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games against Florida.

Tampa Bay are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Panthers continue to struggle offensively and have been dominated by the Lightning in the first 3 games of the series and now they're just one loss away from the elimination. The Lightning have dominated the Panthers at home winning 14 of the last 17 head to head games. The Panthers are done take the Lightning.

PICK: Lightning ML (-125)

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