Tampa Bay Lightning (27-11-2) at Nashville Predators (22-18-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators +153 / Tampa Bay Lightning -170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 17 goals, Victor Hedman has 30 assists and Brayden Point has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 64 goals on 901 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 24 goals on 203 shots.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 20 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 46 goals on 653 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 60 goals on 601 shots.
The Lightning are 35-17 in their last 52 road games and 71-30 in their last 101 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 9-1 in their last 10 overall. The over is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 road games. The under is 3-1-3 in Predators last 7 overall. The Lightning are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are still ridiculously talented and you're going to make a profit long term by blindly backing them, but there's no doubt they're coming off a tough week and you've cashed some big underdog tickets lately by fading them. The Nashville Predators are quietly one of the hottest teams in the league with wins in 11 of their last 13 games, and they're so hot, it's nearly impossible to turn them down at home at this price. The value is with the Preds. Give me the underdog.