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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/25/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Monday February 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Amalie Arena
Tampa, FL
The Line
Tampa Bay -265 / LA Kings +210 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
NBCSN
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings at Tampa Bay Lightning
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The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Los Angeles Kings in Monday NHL action.

The Los Angeles Kings are mired in a seven game slide following a 6-1 defeat at the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Dustin Brown scored unassisted in the first period for the Kings and Jonathan Quick was charged with all six goals on 23 shots to get the loss.

Vincent Trocheck, Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksandar Barkov, Keith Yandle, Jamie McGinn and Ian McCoshen lit the lamp for the Panthers. Yandle, Barkov and Huberdeau also had assists for Florida who received 18 stops from Roberto Luongo.

The Tampa Bay Lightning ran their winning streak to eight games after squeezing by visiting Buffalo 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday. Rasmus Dahlin scored a first period goal for Buffalo but the team was shutout in the shootout and Carter Hutton made 39 saves to salvage a point.

Nikita Kucherov lit the lamp in the second period on an assist from Tyler Johnson. Steven Stamkos and Kucherov scored in the shootout for the Lightning who saw Andrei Vasilevskiy record 29 saves.

Kings are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and Kings are 0-7 in their last 7 overall and Kings are 0-11 in their last 11 vs. Atlantic.

Lightning are 42-12 in their last 54 games as a favorite and Lightning are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Pacific and Lightning are 40-12 in their last 52 overall.

Kings are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.

I don’t play the puck line but it’s hard to find value in these types of games…

Pick:
Tampa Bay -1.5 // will update

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