Nashville Predators (4-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -175 / Nashville Predators +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 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 Monday night.
The Nashville Predators will look to rebound from a 4-3 loss to the Lightning in their last matchup on Saturday. Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each have 6 points with Forsberg logging 4 goals while Arvidsson has 4 assists. Nick Cousins and Mikael Granlund each have 4 points with Cousins logging 3 assists and Granlund posting 2 goals and 2 assists. Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen each have 3 assists and Roman Josi has a goal and a pair of assists for the Preds this season. Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne have split Nashville goalie workload this season, with Saros putting up a 2.54 GAA and 3-2 record while Rinne has just one win with a 3.31 GAA on the year.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to sweep the back-to-back after their win on Saturday. Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point each have 7 points with Hedman and Point logging 5 assists while Stamkos has 3 goals and 4 helpers. Anthony Cirelli has 6 points with 5 assists and Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat each have 4 points with Killorn logging 3 assists and Palat putting up 3 goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy’s started all 6 games for the Bolts, going 4-2 with a 2.15 GAA this season.
Nashville is 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 Monday games. Tampa Bay is 48-19 in their last 67 games overall and 33-14 in their last 47 games following a win while the under is 10-4-4 in their last 18 games as a home favorite. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
I think you could make a case for either side as Nashville getting plus money is worth a look and Tampa Bay hasn’t been overly dominant so far while Tampa Bay is always capable of beating up on anyone. Instead of trying to pick a side, I’m going to side with the over. Both teams are really due for an offensive breakout and Nashville’s goaltending is far from reliable while Andrei Vasilevskiy is also capable of giving up a few. Give me the over here.