Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21 Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (29-10-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (29-13-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -131 / Carolina Hurricanes +119 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Monday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 28.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 18 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 29 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 31 goals on 445 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 54 goals on 579 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 18 goals, Victor Hedman has 33 assists and Yanni Gourde has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 70 goals on 1,006 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 31 goals on 225 shots.

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The Hurricanes are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Lightning are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 73-32 in their last 105 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lightning last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Tampa Bay and 9-23 in the last 32 meetings. The underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be favored most nights, especially at home, but they have cooled off these last couple of weeks and there's been value fading them in these big favorite spots. The Carolina Hurricanes don't get much respect from oddsmakers, but they've won nine of their last 13 games, and they've split the first six meetings with the Lightning this season. The Hurricanes and plus money in their current form has serious value.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes +119

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

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