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Lightning vs. Kings - 2/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (21-18-12) at Tampa Bay Lightning (33-15-5)
Date & Time Saturday February 7, 2015, 5:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -160 / Los Angeles Kings +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSWHD, SUN
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings (21-18-12) at Tampa Bay Lightning (33-15-5)
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The Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday at the Amalie Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings are desperate for a victory with losses in seven of their last eight games. The Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 16 goals, Jeff Carter has 22 assists and Justin Williams has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Martin Jones has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 105 goals on 1,159 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won six of their last eight games and play their first home contest of the month. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 28 goals, Tyler Johnson has 32 assists and Nikita Kucherov has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Ben Bishop has allowed 90 goals on 1,051 shots faced and Evgeni Nabokov has given up 29 goals on 245 shots.

The Kings are 7-20 in their last 27 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lightning are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 43-21 in their last 64 home games. The Kings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Kings on the road? No thanks. We've been fading the Kings all season on the road and it's paid off in a big way. No reason to stop now, as LA is in a major funk lately. 

Pick:
Tampa Bay Lightning -160

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