Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/17/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/17/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Pepsi Center)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche

TV: Alti, SunS

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to keep the puck rolling while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 28 goals, Steven Stamkos has 35 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 107 goals on 1,346 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 41 goals on 470 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last eight games.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a statement win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 32 goals, Cale Makar has 30 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 90 goals on 1,067 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 48 goals on 636 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in seven straight games.

The Lightning are 57-22 in their last 79 games playing on 1 days rest, 20-8 in their last 28 Monday games and 87-37 in their last 124 overall. The Avalanche are 12-2 in their last 14 vs. Atlantic, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 5-1-2 in Lightning last 8 overall. The under is 6-0 in Avalanche last 6 overall. The Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.

These are two of the hotter teams in the league that are piling up the points led by defenses that have been quite stingy. The unders have cashed left and right for both squads and you have to like the chances here as well given this game should have a playoff type atmosphere with both teams playing so well as of late. The last two meetings between the Lighting and Avalanche have produced a combined 16 goals, but I like the under this time around. 

Randy’s Pick under 6.0

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