Lightning vs. Blackhawks - 1/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (32-13-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (25-17-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -115 / Chicago Blackhawks +104 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, SUN, TVA
The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Thursday night at the Amalie Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks still haven’t lost a game since December 27th. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 30 goals, Artemi Panarin has 29 assists and Jonathan Toews has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 82 goals on 1,183 shots faced and Scott Darling as given up 26 goals on 305 shots. Crawford has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 20 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 20 assists and Vladislav Namestnikov has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 68 goals on 934 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 31 goals on 325 shots. Bishop has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 53-26 in their last 79 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lightning are 49-24 in their last 73 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
We have two of the hotter teams in hockey going at it, so you can't go wrong with either side. However, the Blackhawks are easily the hottest team in the league, so getting plus money is where the value's at.