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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers
Date & Time Tuesday February 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -155 / Philadelphia Flyers +130 -- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another victory build on their six-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 29.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 33 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 67 assists and Steven Stamkos has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 84 goals on 1,168 shots faced and Louis Domingue has allowed 64 goals on 689 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed a combined one goal in their last three games.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 24 goals, Claude Giroux has 44 assists and Jakub Voracek has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 34 goals on 384 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 49 goals on 644 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.

The Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 39-12 in their last 51 games as a favorite and 42-19 in their last 61 games as a road favorite. The Flyers are 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 games as a home underdog. The over is 17-5 in Lightning last 22 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to flex their muscle as the best team in hockey and shouldn't be a team you're looking to step in front of right now. The Lightning have also won six of the last eight meetings against the Flyers, so we understand why they're favored on the end of a back to back. However, the Philadelphia Flyers have caught fire out of nowhere and are riding a wave of momentum with Hart in net. With wins in 12 of their last 14 tries, the Flyers are back in the thick of the playoff race and should be eager to prove this recent stretch is for real against the leagues best. Also, the last three games between these teams have needed overtime, so the Flyers have been a tough out for Tampa Bay, despite the results. I like the value of the plus money and the home team.

Philadelphia Flyers +130

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