Nashville Predators (4-3) at Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -175 / Nashville Predators +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from Amalie Arena on Saturday night.
The Nashville Predators will try to build off of a 2-1 shootout win over Chicago last time out. Viktor Arvidsson leads the Preds in scoring with 5 points coming on a goal and 4 assists while Filip Forsberg has 4 assists. Matt Duchene, Nick Cousins and Mikael Granlund all have 3 points with Duchene logging 3 assists while Granlund has a pair of goals and Cousins has a pair of assists this season. Juuse Saros leads the Predators in goal, putting up a 3-2 record with a 2.94 GAA while Pekka Rinne has a 2.97 GAA and a 1-1 record.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Carolina last time out. Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning in scoring with 6 points coming on 2 goals and 4 assists while Victor Hedman and Brayden Point each have 5 assists with Hedman logging 4 assists while Point has 2 goals and 3 helpers. Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat each have 4 points with Cirelli posting 3 assists while Palat has 3 goals. Yanni Gourde, Alex Killorn and Blake Coleman each have 3 points with Gourde and Killorn adding a pair of assists while Coleman has a pair of goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy has started all 5 games for Tampa Bay, going 3-2 with a 1.98 GAA so far this season.
Nashville is 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. Tampa bay is 47-19 in their last 66 games overall and 63-28 in their last 91 home games while the under is 3-1-3 in their last 7 home games. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these teams have trended towards lower scoring games this season, but I think this is a spot to flip the script and look at the over. Nashville’s been far from convincing between the pipes with Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne, and while Andrei Vasilevskiy is a solid goaltender for the Bolts, he’s also prone to giving up a couple of goals here and there. Both offenses are also due to break out after slow starts last time out, so I’m going to back the over in this spot.