The Tampa Bay Lightning (9-7-5) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (11-7-0) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Lightning are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Tampa Bay Lightning Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Lightning have put together an overall record of 9-7-5. When playing on the road, Tampa Bay has gone 3-4-2, while their home record stands at 6-3-3. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 4th in the Eastern conference. Tampa Bay has seven wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 7-13 this season.
The Lightning are looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at home to the Jets. In the offensive department, the Lightning notched one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Of Tampa Bay’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 33 shots on goal and 11 giveaways.
Tampa Bay entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Hurricanes hold an overall record of 11-7-0 for the season. On the road, Carolina has a 5-6-0 record, while they are 6-1-0 at their home venue. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 7th in the Eastern conference. Carolina has six wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 6-12 this season.
Facing the Oilers in their last game, the Hurricanes won by a score of 6-3. Throughout the game against the Oilers, Hurricanes’ offense managed to score in every single period. Throughout the game, the Carolina offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 27 shots on goal.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Carolina also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 7th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Lightning offense is 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.
This season, the Lightning have an over/under record of 10-8-2. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7.1 per game.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 10th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. Looking at how the Hurricanes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 10th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 9-9-0. Over the course of last season, they had 48 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.8 per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Tampa Bay defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They alsso are 3rd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Carolina Team Defense
Carolina defense takes on the Lightning ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They alsso are 5th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Lightning vs Hurricanes Trends
- The Lightning are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Through their last three home games, Carolina has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Lightning have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Hurricanes is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -175, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Lightning to cover. Even if the Hurricanes secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Lightning should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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