The Tampa Bay Lightning (24-18-5) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (25-16-6) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both the Lightning and Flyers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Lightning vs Flyers
The Tampa Bay Lightning Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
With a record of 24-18-5, the Lightning find themselves in 5th place in the Atlantic Division and 8th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Tampa Bay has gone 9-13-2 this season.
Over their last ten games, the Lightning have gone 7-3 and have won four of their last five games. As the underdog, Tampa Bay has gone 8-9-4 this season.
On the season, Tampa Bay has an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game, and they have 16 wins by multiple goals. So far, the Lightning have gone 23-24 against the puck line, including a road puck line mark of 9-15.
As the underdog, Tampa Bay’s puck line record is 13-8, and they have 16 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten road games, the Lightning have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.
After suffering a 2-1 loss on the road to the Red Wings, the Lightning are looking to bounce back today. The Lightning started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Against Detroit, Tampa Bay’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 28 shots on goal overall.
Tampa Bay went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Flyers have gone 11-10-2, and they have lost two straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 6-4.
So far this season, Philadelphia has been favored in 14 of their 47 games, and they have gone 8-5-1 as the favorite. Overall, the Flyers have a record of 25-16-6, and they have 56 points.
At home this season, the Flyers have gone just 9-14 against the puck line and 1-9 in their last ten games at home. So far, Philadelphia’s average scoring margin at home is -.3 goals per game.
So far, the Flyers have gone 29-18 against the puck line overall, and they have gone just 3-11 against the puck line when favored. Philadelphia has gone 26-7 against the puck line as an underdog this season.
Following a 5-3 loss at home to the Senators, the Flyers are eager to bounce back. Scoring-wise, the Flyers put up two goals during the first period and one time in the second period. Philadelphia’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 25 shots on goal and zero giveaways.
Philadelphia went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Lightning come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. So far this year, the Lightning are 15-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Lightning have an over/under record of 20-23-4. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.6 per game.
Flyers Offense Breakdown
The Flyers come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 1st in the league. So far this year, the Flyers are 17-8 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-8 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Flyers’ over/under record this season is 18-26-3. For the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Tampa Bay defense takes on the Flyers ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 6th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Lightning vs Flyers Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Lightning have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last five home contests, the Flyers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Philadelphia posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
- The last ten games that Philadelphia was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 7-3 while going 4-6 straight up.
- Tampa Bay has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Lightning to defeat the Flyers while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -109, 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 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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