Anaheim Ducks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/31/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)

TB -190 O:U 6

TV: RSN

The Tampa Bay Lightning go to Anaheim, California to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday at the Honda Center. The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off of a victory over the Los Angeles Kings, and have won three of their last five games. However, both losses the Lightning have faced in their previous five games have come down to one goal defeats. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 30-15-5 on the season, with a road record of 15-8-3, playing pretty well away. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best offensive teams in all of the NHL, scoring the fourth-most goals in the NHL and are also in the top ten in goals allowed, playing terrific on both ends of the ice.

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a win over the Arizona Coyotes. The Ducks have won three of their last five games, but a loss to the San Jose Sharks in their previous game snapped a two-game winning streak, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators. However, the Ducks have only won four out of ten games they have played this month.

The Anaheim Ducks are 20-25-5 on the season and are currently seventh in the Pacific Division. The Ducks have one of the league’s worst offenses, as the Ducks are 30th in the NHL in goals scored with only 124 goals. However, the Ducks have won the games that they have this season due to their defense as their defense is currently ranked 15th in the NHL in goals allowed. 

Tampa Bay is 20-30 ATS this season
Lightning is 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Pacific.
Anaheim is 24-26 ATS this season
Ducks are 1-4 in their last five vs. Atlantic.

The Lightning has been fantastic this month, even going on a ten-game winning streak, playing arguably the best hockey of any team this month. It’s difficult to see the Tampa Bay Lightning losing to any non-elite team, but the Ducks do have a decent defense and are at home. However, Tampa Bay has done well on the road, and they are such a well-balanced team that I think they win this one easily. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 5-2.
 

Joshua’s Pick Tampa Bay -190

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