Tampa Bay LIghtning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 8 (12/8): NHL

Tampa Bay LIghtning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 8 (12/8): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Lightning money line -200
Lightning spread -1.5 (+130)
Predators  money line +170
Predators spread +1.5 (-150)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Tampa Bay Lightning Nashville Predators
Record 15-9-1 12-9-2
Home / road record 8-4-1 5-6
Streak L1 W3
Goals per game 3.44 2.61
Goals allowed per game 3.12 2.78
Shots per game 31.3 29.7
Shots allowed per game 30.2 33.2
PP % 28.6% 29.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 13-10-2 10-12-1
 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue at home and will host the Nashville Predators at the Amalie Arena on Thursday night. These teams already faced each other this season in Nashville where the Lightning took the win 3-2.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 8-4-1 at home with a 15-9-1 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning have conceded 78 goals while scoring 86 for a +8 scoring differential.

Steven Stamkos has 14 goals and 16 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has four goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Lightning are 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Nashville Predators

The Predators have won 4 of their last 5 games with a 12-9-2 record overall and a 5-6-0 record in road games. The Predators are 9-3-1 in games they score three or more goals.

Nino Niederreiter has nine goals and two assists for the Predators. Roman Josi has four goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Predators are 4-6, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Nashville are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Nashville are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Tampa Bay.

Nashville are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games against Nashville.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Lightning have been playing much better lately and have won 7 of their last 10 games scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game on that strecht and already beat the Predators earlier this season on the road. The Predators have also been pretty good lately winning 4 of their last 5 games but they have struggled against the Lightning. This should be a close game and with both teams hot right now I think the best play is the over.

PICK: Over 6 (-110) 

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