Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction 4/23/2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning (45-29-8) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (52-24-6) on Tuesday, April 23rd. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Lightning have gone 45-29-8 and are in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay is in 4th place. Over their last ten games, the Lightning have gone 4-6 and are 1-4 in their last five games. On the road, Tampa Bay has gone 20-18-3 and have lost two straight games away from home.

When playing as the underdog this season, the Lightning are 14-12-5, and they have been favored in 51 of their 82 games. In the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay has gone 26-24, and they have gone 31-17-3 when favored. For the year, the Lightning have scored 98 points.

On the road this season, Tampa Bay has a puck line record of 20-21, and they have a puck line record of 43-39 overall. So far, the Lightning have 34 wins by multiple goals and 26 losses by more than one goal.

In their last 10 games, the Lightning have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.2 goals per game. This season, Tampa Bay has been the underdog in 31 games, and their puck line record in those games is 20-11.

In their last game, the Lightning were the hosts against the Maple Leafs, and they came away with a 6-4 win. Facing off against the Maple Leafs’ defense, the Lightning offense scored in all three periods. Of Tampa Bay’s six goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 32 shots on goal and three giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Tampa Bay also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 10 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 26-13-2, and they have won their last five games at home. In the Atlantic Division, Florida is in first place with a record of 17-9, and they have won their last four games overall. Against the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have gone 33-17 this season, and they have been favored in 67 of their 82 games this year.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 7-3, and they have won five straight games when they have been favored. For the year, Florida has gone 52-24-6, and they are in third place in the Eastern Conference. In their last three games, the Panthers have won all three games.

Florida has gone 14-27 at home this year and their puck line record for the season sits at 41-41. The Panthers’ average scoring differential at home is +.6 goals per game, and they have gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last 10 games at home.

So far, the Panthers have won 33 games by multiple goals, and they have gone 29-38 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games, Florida’s puck line record is 5-5.

The Panthers recently hosted the Maple Leafs and emerged victorious with a 5-2 win. On offense, the Panthers were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net four times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. In the game, Florida managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.

Florida came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 5th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. This season, the Lightning have a 25-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 19-12 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Lightning’s is 39-37-6. Over the course of the season, they have had 56 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 6th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.

The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 30-49-3. For the season, they have had 45 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Tampa Bay Team Defense

Defensively, the Lightning come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Tampa Bay. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Florida. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

Lightning vs Panthers Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Tampa Bay has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Florida has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 9-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Tampa Bay has an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.

Lightning vs Panthers Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Lightning to defeat the Panthers while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +147, I’m placing a wager on the Lightning to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Lightning winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Lightning straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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