Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7) at Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -150 / Philadelphia Flyers +136 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Thursday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 24 goals, Jakub Voracek has 44 assists and Claude Giroux has 193 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 80 goals on 796 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 93 goals on 1,071 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in 17 of their last 21 games.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 33 goals, Steven Stamkos has 37 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 131 goals on 1,569 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 48 goals on 523 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 19 games.

The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Lightning are 48-16 in their last 64 Thursday games, 66-27 in their last 93 games playing on 1 days rest and 53-22 in their last 75 home games. The over is 9-3-1 in Flyers last 13 overall. The over is 9-3 in Lightning last 12 overall. The Flyers are 9-23 in the last 32 meetings in Tampa Bay and 20-42 in the last 62 meetings.

We've been riding the Philadelphia Flyers hard over these last few weeks and it seems like we should continue doing it with them getting these prices. However, you can also argue that it's not often you get the Tampa Bay Lightning at prices this cheap, and they've won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Flyers, including outscoring them 11-5 in the last three meetings. The Philadelphia Flyers are the hotter team and have more to play for these days, but I'm still siding with the home team and the reasonable price. 

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.