Lightning vs. Blues - 2/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (31-17-9) at Tampa Bay Lightning (30-20-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -130 / St. Louis Blues +118 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, SUN
The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Sunday at the Amalie Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 13 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Alexander Steen has 28 assists and David Backes has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 55 goals on 792 shots. Elliott has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning also look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 22 goals, Steven Stamkos has 20 assists and Vladislav Namestnikov has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 84 goals on 1,094 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 35 goals on 387 shots. Bishop has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 54-24 in their last 78 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams are playing great hockey right now, but the Lightning have been a tad bit more consistent and are tough to beat at home. So, in a toss up matchup, I'm going to side with the Lightning and the cheap price.