Lightning vs Blackhawks Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Chicago Blackhawks (22-37-6) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (38-21-6)
March 11, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -435 / Chicago Blackhawks +320; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in the NHL action at the Amalie Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Raddysh leads Chicago with 16 goals, Seth Jones has 21 assists and Andreas Athanasiou has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 111 goals on 1,028 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 48 goals on 453 shots.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 41 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 68 assists and Steven Stamkos has 206 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 132 goals on 1,542 shots faced, and Brian Elliott has allowed 53 goals on 498 shots.
The Blackhawks are 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 18-41 in their last 59 overall. The Lightning are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Blackhawks last 8 road games. The over is 4-0-1 in Lightning last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are already a bad team that doesn’t win and traded away key players, but they’re on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. Tough spot for the Blackhawks. This is just what the doctor ordered for the Tampa Bay Lightning to kind of get things back on track. Of course, I lay the PL to shave down the price.