Carolina Hurricanes Travel to Tampa Bay to Face the Lightning
The Carolina Hurricanes will travel to Amalie Arena on Tuesday evening to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in a matchup between two of the toughest Eastern Conference franchises.
This will be the third and final regular-season match between these two teams. The Hurricanes won both previous games, including a 3-2 home victory back on March 22nd.
Carolina is leading the Metropolitan Division (42-15-7, 91 points), while Tampa Bay is fourth in the Atlantic Division (39-18-6, 84 points) as of this writing.
These teams are both playing extremely well this season, so we should be in for a close and exciting bout. Let’s take a closer look at both the Hurricanes and the Lightning, to determine where we should be betting this matchup.
Match Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning March 29th
The Hurricanes are scoring 3.25 goals on 34 shot attempts per game this season. Center Sebastian Aho has been doing well as he is tied for 22nd in the sport in goals and tied for 29th in the NHL in points. He has scored 63 points (28 goals, 35 assists) but only added two points in his previous five games.
Carolina is dominating defensively as they are giving up just 2.38 goals on 28.7 shots. Goaltender Frederik Andersen has been playing on one of the most elite levels at the position as he is 31-10-3 with a .926 save percentage and a league-leading 2.07 goals allowed per game.
Tampa Bay has been doing incredibly well on the offensive side of the ice as they are averaging 3.29 goals on 30.1 shots. Center Steven Stamkos has been doing well this season as he is tied for 22nd in the league in goals, tied for 31st in the NHL in assists, and 19th in the sport in points as he has 67 points (28 goals, 39 assists) with just a single point in his last three games.
On the defensive side of things, the Lightning are allowing 2.79 goals on 30 shot attempts right now. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has been playing phenomenally as he is 32-14-4 with 2.39 goals allowed per game with a .920 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Prediction
Carolina seems to be a bit of a better team on the defensive end of the ice but not recently, as they are giving up 2.7 goals in their previous three games while Tampa Bay is allowing two goals in their last five games.
We should be in for an exciting match! All in all, go with the Tampa Bay Lightning to fight off the beast and cover the puck line in this matchup.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.