Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 24 (4/24): NHL
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- Apr 24, 2022, 8:48:19 AM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Lightning money line||+115|
|Lightning spread||+1.5 (-200)|
|Panthers money line||-135|
|Panthers spread||-1.5 (+170)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Florida Panthers|
|Road / home record||22-14-2||34-6|
|Goals per game||2.79||4.17|
|Goals allowed per game||3.79||2.84|
|Shots per game||29.4||37.6|
|Shots allowed per game||34.0||30.5|
|Over / under record||41-35-2||44-28-6|
The Tampa Bay Lightning hit the road and will visit the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season, the Panthers have won 2 of the last 3 meetings. Both teams have clinched the playoff berth.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 22-16 on the road with a 48-22-8 record overall ranking 5th in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 14-8-3 against division opponents. Tampa Bay is third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 35.
Stamkos leads the Lightning with 58 total assists and has 93 points. Nikita Kucherov has nine goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
In their last 10 games the Lightning are 5-5, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
The Panthers have won 11 games in a row and are 34-6 at home this season, with a 57-15-6 record overall ranking 1st in the Atlantic Division. The Panthers are 36-7-3 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.1% and averaging 4.2 goals on 37.6 shots per game.
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 84 assists and has 114 points this season. Aleksander Barkov has 12 assists over the last 10 games for Florida.
In their last 10 games the Panthers are 10-0, averaging 4.6 goals, 8.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Tampa Bay are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
Florida are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The Panthers are the #1 offense in the NHL and are on hot streak winning their last 11 games and scoring almost 5 goals per game while allowing just 2.5. The Lightning have been playing good on the road but the Panthers have lost only 6 games in the season at home so I rather go with the hottest team. Take the Panthers.
PICK: Panthers ML (-135)
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