Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -148 / Florida Panthers +123 -- Over/Under:
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 29.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 31 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 59 assists and Steven Stamkos has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 77 goals on 1,062 shots faced and Louis Domingue has allowed 62 goals on 662 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Florida Panthers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Hoffman leads Florida with 24 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 38 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 75 goals on 729 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 76 goals on 765 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Lightning are 38-14 in their last 52 games as a favorite, 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 56-27 in their last 83 road games. The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-0 in Lightning last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall. The Lightning are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Florida and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have dropped a few bizarre games the past couple of weeks, and now they're running into a red hot Florida Panthers. We hit on the Panthers yesterday as underdogs against the Washington Capitals and have a chance to do so again here. The Florida Panthers have always had the talent this season to be a squad that could make some noise come playoff time, but the lack of defense has really gave the rest of the team a chance to make any progress. Who knows if these recent results are sustainable, but for now, there's value on the Panthers in these kind of spots.