Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils - 4/14/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (44-30-9) at Tampa Bay Lightning (55-23-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -295 / New Jersey Devils +215 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The NHL playoffs continue at Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
The New Jersey Devils drew the Atlantic winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs which has not been their best matchup. New Jersey has struggled to control the scoreboard at Amalie Arena and that trend continued in a 5-2 defeat on Thursday in the series opener.
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Tampa Bay jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals from Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson before Yanni Gourde upped the lead to 3-0 with a second period power play tally. Taylor Hall scored an unassisted goal in the second to narrow the deficit to 3-1 with Travis Zajac drawing the Devils to within 3-2 with another PP goal in the third.
The Lightning sealed the win with Alex Kilhorn and Nikita Kucherov lighting the lamp with Palat ending the night with a pair of helpers to make the 29 saves of Andrei Vasilevskiy a winner. The Devils received two helpers from Taylor Hall and Keith Kinkaid allowed four goals on 31 shots to absorb the loss.
Over is 4-0 in Devils last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and over is 4-0 in Devils last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 6-0 in Devils last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and under is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 Saturday games. Over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Scoring has been the name of the game in Tampa Bay when these teams take the ice and there is nothing to say that changes…