Lightning vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/30

Lightning vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/30

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an intense showdown as the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. In this preview, we'll analyze key aspects of the game and present our final prediction.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins, currently seventh in the Metropolitan Division with a 10-10-1 record, are looking to halt their road losing streak after a recent overtime loss to Nashville (L3-2 OT).

Goaltender Comparison:

Jarry and Nedeljkovic will play pivotal roles in containing the offensive threats of the Lightning. With a focus on solid defense, the Penguins aim to keep the game low-scoring.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning, fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 10-8-5 record, are coming off a tough loss to Arizona (L3-1).

Injury Report:

Poulin is out for the Penguins, while the Lightning will be missing Sheary (IR until Nov 30).

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Pittsburgh Penguins 3.10 2.62 33.7 30.9 7 12.1 9 86.4 1 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 3.48 3.52 30.5 31.1 25 32.5 11 84.5 0 0

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have had mixed results in their last five games, including a win against Toronto (W3-2) and an overtime loss to Nashville (L3-2 OT).

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have faced challenges, with a recent loss to Arizona (L3-1) and an overtime defeat against Colorado (L4-1).

 

Prediction

Considering the goaltender matchup and recent performances, we predict that the total goals scored in this game will be under 6.5. Both teams will focus on defensive strategies, leading to a lower-scoring contest.

Expect tight goaltending from Jarry and Johansson, making the under of 6.5 goals the best bet for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

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