Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers - 10/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (2-0-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (2-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -135 / Florida Panthers +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sunshine State is in for a big night of NHL hockey when the Florida Panthers visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Florida Panthers travel to Tampa Bay Tuesday night looking for another win after knocking off the visiting Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Everything was clicking for the Panthers with Alexander Barkov, Colton Sceviour and Vincent Trocheck scoring while Jonathan Marchessault also scoring and recording a pair of helpers. Veteran netminder Roberto Luongo picked up the victory with a 21 save effort. The Red Wings lone tally came off the stick of Darren Helm in the opening period but that was all the support goalie Petr Mrazek received as his 24 stops added up to a loss.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for another victory when instate rival the Florida Panthers pay a visit Tuesday night. The Lightning come off a 3-2 victory against visiting New Jersey behind airtight defense and just enough offense. Steven Stamkos and Alex Killhorn each scored for TB with Valtteri Filppula tallying the game winner in the third to make goalie Corey Schneider a winner with 31 stops. The Devils received goals off the sticks of Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri while Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves to absorb the loss. This was the first meeting of the clubs after the Lightning won all three meetings a season ago.
The over is 5-1-2 in Panthers last 8 Tuesday games and the Panthers are 14-3 in their last 17 Tuesday games while the under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-3 in Lightning last 6 Tuesday games and the Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic while the over is 4-1-1 in Lightning last 6 home games. The Panthers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Tampa Bay while the Panthers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay has done well against the Panthers on home ice with plenty of goals scored between them. No line is out so I’ll look further in to this