Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/8/21

Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/8/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (7-1-1) at Nashville Predators (5-6)

NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators +125 / Tampa Bay Lightning -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators meet Monday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Ondrej Palat leads Tampa Bay with four goals, Victor Hedman has seven assists and Brayden Point has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing two goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 17 goals on 248 shots faced.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with six goals, Viktor Arvidsson has five assists and Roman Josi has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 65.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 21 goals on 197 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 13 goals on 132 shots.

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The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Lightning are 67-32 in their last 99 road games and 51-19 in their last 70 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in Predators last 5 Monday games. The Lightning are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Nashville and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a tough team to bet against when they're playing at this level and you really have to pick your spots when trying to make money fading them. With that said, the Nashville Predators are one of the teams that's had recent success against the Lightning, and they've also played their best hockey as of late at home. The Tampa Bay Lightning should be favored for obvious reasons, but there's some value with the Preds at home and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators +125

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

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