Tampa Bay Lightning (10-6-1) vs. Nashville Predators (8-8-1)
November 19, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nashville Predators +104 / Tampa Bay Lightning -130; Over/Under: +6
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to build on their current three-game win streak after a 4-1 win over Calgary in their last game. Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 25 points including a team-high 16 assists while Steven Stamkos has 19 points with a team-high 9 goals on the year. Brayden Point also has 16 points with 6 goals and 10 assists while Mikhail Sergachev has 17 points with 4 goals and 13 assists this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy is 6-5-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .906 save percentage while Brian Elliott is 4-1 with a 3.37 GAA and a .891 save percentage so far between the pipes for Tampa Bay.
The Nashville Predators will hope to keep the puck rolling after a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders last time out. Filip Forsberg has a team-high 17 points with 6 goals and 11 assists while Mikael Granlund has 13 points with a team-high 12 assists and Matt Duchene has 13 points with 9 assists on the year. Roman Josi has 14 points with 11 assists and Nino Niederreiter’s also chipped in a team-high 8 goals while Ryan Johansen has 5 goals as well on the year. Juuse Saros has gone 5-6-1 with a 3.03 GAA and a .907 save percentage between the pipes for Nashville while Kevin Lankinen is 2-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Tampa Bay is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games. Nashville is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 games against the Eastern conference while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win.
I’ll usually consider a home dog at first even if I don’t bite. However, there’s nothing about the Nashville Predators that makes me want to back them with the Tampa Bay Lightning standing on the other side with a short price attached. The Preds may have won a couple of games in a row, but I know full well what this team is. Give me the Lightning and the cheap price.