Tampa Bay Lightning (8-1-1) at Nashville Predators (5-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:30 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 the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to build on their current five-game winning streak after a 4-1 win over Nashville last time out. Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point each have 11 points with Stamkos logging 5 goals and 6 assists while Point has 4 goals with 7 helpers. Victor Hedman and Anthony Cirelli each have 10 points with Hedman logging 7 assists while Cirelli has 4 goals and 6 assists. Alex Killorn and Blake Coleman each have 7 points with Killorn logging 5 assists while Coleman has 3 goals and 4 assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy has seen the bulk of the action in goal for Tampa Bay, going 7-2 with a 1.88 GAA this season.
The Nashville Predators will look to bounce back after a disappointing showing against Tampa Bay on Monday. Filip Forsberg leads the Preds in scoring with 6 goals and 5 assists while Mikael Granlund and Viktor Arvidsson each have 7 points with Granlund logging 3 goals with 4 assists while Arvidsson has 2 goals and 5 assists. Matt Duchene and Roman Josi each have 2 goals and 4 assists for their 6 points apiece and Nick Cousins and Ryan Ellis each have a goal and 4 assists for their 5 points and Erik Haula and Ryan Johansen each have 4 assists this season. Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne have split the goaltending duties, each making 7 starts with Saros logging 3 wins with a 3.31 GAA while Rinne has a pair of wins and a 2.65 GAA.
Tampa Bay is 52-19 in their last 71 games overall and 37-14 in their last 51 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Nashville is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on no rest while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games. Tampa Bay is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I was going back and forth on this game, but after the performance on both sides on Monday, I’ve gotta go back to the well with Tampa bay. I was critical of the Bolts and that most of their success has come at home this season, but Tampa Bay just went into Nashville and smacked the taste out of Nashville’s mouth. The Lightning are legit and are already looking like a team that can be the first in 20 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champs. I’ll side with Tampa Bay on the puck line to get some extra value out of the bet.