Coyotes vs. Lightning - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (40-26-5) at Arizona Coyotes (30-32-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSAZ
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning hope for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 33 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 31 assists and Alex Killorn has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 107 goals on 1,456 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 47 goals on 551 shots. Bishop has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 25 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 30 assists and Max Domi has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 89 goals on 1,017 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 56-27 in their last 83 vs. a team with a losing record. The Coyotes are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 15-48 in their last 63 vs. a team with a winning record. The Lightning are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 13-4 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Lighting are the better team here and have flat out crushed teams with losing records all season. It's been the complete opposite for the Coyotes with winning teams. Look for Tampa Bay to get the big victory on the road.