Carolina Hurricanes Vs Tampa Bay Lightning – 3/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (25-25-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (28-25-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -165 / Carolina Hurricanes +149 — Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, SUN
The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a bounce back victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 20 goals, Sebastian Aho has 16 assists and Victor Rask has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 125 goals on 1,307 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 23 goals on 197 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have lost 12 of their last 13 games when allowing more than one goal.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Lightning are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 26 goals, Tyler Johnson has 22 assists and Jonathan Drouin has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 84 goals on 951 shots faced and Kristers Gudlevskis has allowed zero goals on three shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or less goals.
The Hurricanes are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 7-19 in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes are in a serious slump right now and I’m not sure playing on the end of a back-to-back that included overtime is going to help them climb out of that hole. The Tampa Bay Lightning are finally starting to play some consistent hockey and need to keep piling up the wins if playoffs are in the cards. I have to side with the home team here.
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On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -205 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.2 result in favor of the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Carolina Hurricanes Vs Tampa Bay Lightning will face the 29-26-10 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Lightning are 25-32-7 in over under betting so far this season while the Carolina Hurricanes are 21-25-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Carolina injuries news.
The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.
Carolina Hurricanes Vs Tampa Bay Lightning game also pits Tampa Bay’s No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 17.51% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 82.61% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap Carolina Hurricanes Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
The Hurricanes were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Senators on March 03. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.