The Tampa Bay Lightning (10-6-5) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (14-6-0) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche
The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Avalanche, the Lightning have a record of 10-6-5 so far. At home, their record is 6-2-3 and 4-4-2 on the road. Their current record places them 4th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 5th in the Eastern conference. This season, Tampa Bay has managed to win eight games by a margin of more than one goal while losing six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 8-13.
In their last game, the Lightning went up against the Hurricanes and emerged as winners with a score of 8-2. The first period saw the Lightning being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring three times in the second period and five goals in the third. Of Tampa Bay’s eight goals, four came while in power play. They ended the game with 14 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Tampa Bay came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Avalanche hold an overall record of 14-6-0 for the season. On the road, Colorado has a 7-4-0 record, while they are 7-2-0 at their home venue. They are currently positioned 1st in the Western Central division and 4th in the Western conference. Colorado has 12 wins by more than one goals and dropped four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 12-8 this season.
The Avalanche most recently faced the Flames at home and achieved a 3-1 win. Scoring-wise, the Avalanche put up one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. Of Colorado’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 24 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Colorado also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Lightning come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 15th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Lightning offense is 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Lightning’s stands at 11-8-2. They have had 13 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 7.2 goals per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 4th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 9th in the league. Looking at how the Avalanche’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the over/under record for the Avalanche’s is 11-8-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Lightning head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Tampa Bay. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
The Avalanche defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.6 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 1 shutouts.
Lightning vs Avalanche Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Lightning offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Tampa Bay posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 6-4 ATS.
- Across the Avalanche last five home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 8-2.
- The last ten games that Tampa Bay was favored, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 5-5 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Lightning to take down the Avalanche on the road. With the moneyline currently at +118, I’m placing my bet on the Lightning straight-up.
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 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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