Tampa Bay Lightning Travel to Seattle to Face the Kraken
The Tampa Bay Lightning will continue their road trip as they head to Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday to take on the Seattle Kraken in a non-conference matchup.
These teams played back on November 26 in Tampa, with the Lightning picking up a 3-0 home victory. The Lightning are second in the Atlantic Division (37-14-6, 80 points), while the Kraken are currently last in the Pacific Division (17-37-6, 40 points).
There seems to be some distance between each of these teams in the record books, so it will be interesting which team will be able to come out on top.
Game Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Seattle Kraken March 16
As a team, the Lightning are averaging 3.42 goals on 30 shot attempts while the Kraken are scoring 2.57 goals on 28.5 shots this season.
Center Steven Stamkos is tied for 15th in the sport in points as he has scored 63 points (27 goals, 36 assists) but has just two points in his previous five games.
Compare that to center Jared McCann who has recorded just 34 points (22 goals, 12 assists) and added just a single point in his last five games.
Andre Vasilevskiy has been doing a good job manning the net for Tampa Bay as he is 30-11-4 with 2.43 goals allowed with a 91.7 save percentage this season.
Seattle’s goalie Philipp Grubauer has struggled so far as he is saving 88.7 percent of shots with 3.22 shots given up so far. The defense is at two different levels as the Lightning are allowing 2.84 goals on 29.4 shots while the Kraken are giving up 3.60 goals allowed on 28.8 shot attempts.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Seattle Kraken Betting Prediction
The talent level on the ice is heavily leaning in the Lightning’s side of things. Offensively, Tampa Bay is scoring 3.7 goals in their previous three games while Seattle is averaging 2.8 goals in their last four games.
The defenses are on two different levels as well as Vasilevskiy has been doing very well while Grubauer has been struggling, so the defense is going to be completely lopsided as well.
These teams already played once this season, and the Lightning were able to pitch a shutout as Seattle was only able to attempt 17 shots throughout the entire game.
Tampa Bay’s defense against the power play has been doing well as they are killing 80.8 percent of them, while Seattle is subpar as they are killing 73.9 percent of all penalties. Tampa Bay is 27-30 against the puck line this season, while Seattle is sitting at 27-33 against the spread.
All in all, go with the Tampa Bay Lightning to cover the puck line!
* 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.