The Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Tampa Bay is listed as a -300 home favorite while Philadelphia is a +240 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
For Philadelphia, Sean Couturier is out with a back injury and Travis Konecny is also out with an upper body injury. For Tampa Bay, Victor Hedman and Erik Cernak are both questionable for this game with undisclosed injuries.
Tampa Bay’s 4-1 win back on December 1st, 2022, made it four wins in the last five meetings and eight wins in the last ten meetings between these two teams.
Philadelphia is 16-41 in their last 57 road games and 20-60 in their last 80 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Tampa Bay is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 53-21 in their last 74 home games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against the Metropolitan division.
I’m backing the over here. I just don’t trust either of these teams right now in goal, as weird as that sounds to say, especially with the Lightning. I’m sure the Lightning wake up and bounce back after a humiliating loss to Carolina, but I think that Philadelphia can pota few as well and take advantage of some defensive weaknesses from Tampa Bay here. Give me the over here.