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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames 11/17/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Flames (7-6-2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (9-6-1)
November 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -139 / Calgary Flames +115; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Calgary Flames and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Thursday night.

The Calgary Flames will look to build on their 6-5 win over Los Angeles in their last game. Nazem Kadri has a team-high 14 points with a team-high 7 goals and 7 assists while Rasmus Andersson has 13 points with a team-high 12 assists. Tyler Toffoli and Elias Lindholm also have 13 points apiece with 6 goals and 7 assists each on the year. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 6-3-2 with a 3.06 GAA and an .889 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 1-3 with a 3.33 GAA and an .881 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will hope to build on a 5-4 OT win over Dallas last time out. Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 23 points including a team-high 16 assists while Steven Stamkos has 17 points with a team-high 8 goals on the year. Brayden Point also has 16 points with 6 goals and 10 assists this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy is 5-5-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .898 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.

Calgary is 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games against the Eastern Conference while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic division. Tampa Bay is 36-15 in their last 51 home games and 39-14 in their last 53 games against the Pacific division while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games following a win.

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, even though the Flames got a couple of wins here and there, I’m still done with the Flames as the goaltending is questionable and I’m just really not a fan of this team, especially against Tampa Bay on the other side. I think the Lightning take it to the Flames here so give me the Bolts.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Tampa Bay -139

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