Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/27/21

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/27/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (32-14-2) at Chicago Blackhawks (22-21-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +175 / Tampa Bay Lightning -208 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 20 goals, Victor Hedman has 35 assists and Yanni Gourde has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 78 goals on 1,090 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 32 goals on 250 shots.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 23 goals, Patrick Kane has 43 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 95 goals on 1,073 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 39 goals on 434 shots.

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The Lightning are 23-11 in their last 34 road games and 76-33 in their last 109 overall. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 10-2 in Lightning last 12 road games. The under is 7-1-1 in Blackhawks last 9 overall. The Lightning are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 22-8 in the last 30 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 25-9 in the last 34 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been a little hit or miss these last few weeks, but they're still comfortably the better team here and have won six of the last seven meetings against the Blackhawks this season. The Lightning have outscored the Blackhawks 14-6 in the last three meetings overall. The Chicago Blackhawks have been able to get a win here and there lately, but they still don't win in the underdog role enough and they've had issues against the top teams in the league. Give me the Lightning and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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

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