Lightning vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction 4/29/2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning (45-29-8) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (52-24-6) on Monday, April 29th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win

On the road this season, the Lightning have gone 20-18-3. Over their last ten games, they have gone just 3-7. In the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay is in 6th place and 4th place in the Atlantic Division. Their overall record for the year is 45-29-8, and they have gone 26-24 against other teams in the East.

As the underdog this year, the Lightning have gone 14-12-5, and they have been the favorite in 51 of their games, going 31-17-3 in those matchups. Over their last five games, Tampa Bay has gone 2-3, and they have lost their last two games on the road. For the year, they have 98 points.

So far this season, Tampa Bay has a puck line record of 43-39, including going 5-5 over their last ten games. Overall, the team has 34 wins by multiple goals and 23 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, the Lightning have a puck line record of 20-11, and their average scoring margin in those games is -.4 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Tampa Bay has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Lightning hosted the Maple Leafs and secured a 6-4 victory. The Lightning’s offense scored in each period against the Maple Leafs. Out of Tampa Bay’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had three giveaways.

Tampa Bay secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.

The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 26-13-2. Overall, they have a record of 52-24-6. In the Atlantic Division, they are in first place and have gone 17-9 against their divisional opponents. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in third place with 110 points. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2, and they have won four straight games.

As the favorite, Florida has gone 46-19-2 this season and has won their last five games when favored. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Panthers have gone 33-17 this year. At home, they have won five straight games and have gone 26-13-2 this season.

Florida has a puck line record of 41-41 this season and 33 of their wins have been by multiple goals. The Panthers’ average scoring margin is at +.8 goals per game.

So far, Florida has been favored in 67 games and their puck line record as the favorite is 29-38. In their last ten games at home, the Panthers have a puck line record of 3-7.

In their last game, the Panthers were the hosts against the Maple Leafs, and they came away 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. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 22nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Lightning offense is 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.

The Lightning’s come into the game with an over/under record of 39-37-6. Over the course of last season, they had 40 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.5 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. So far this year, the Panthers are 38-19 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 30-49-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 53 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Tampa Bay Team Defense

Tampa Bay defense takes on the Panthers ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 17th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 8 shutouts.

Lightning vs Panthers Trends

  • Across the Lightning last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 7-3, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • In their last five games at home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 5-0 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Florida has an puck line mark of 3-0 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Tampa Bay has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 4-6 straight up.

Lightning vs Panthers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Panthers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -180, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Lightning to cover. Even if the Panthers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Lightning should 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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