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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/3/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-10) at Tampa Bay Lightning (44-17-4)
Date & Time Saturday March 3, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL action comes to Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the hottest teams around for weeks as the team makes a run at the Metropolitan lead. Philadelphia had won six in a row before cooling off for a night in a 4-1 loss to the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday with Travis Konecny scoring in the third for the Flyers.

Carolina saw Justin Williams score twice with Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho also lighting the lamp. Aho and Williams added assists for the Hurricanes who received 21 saves from Cam Ward in the win while Petr Mrazak absorbed the loss with four goals allowed on 35 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to lead the Atlantic after outscoring Dallas 5-4 in OT for wins in six of eight. Tyler Seguin topped the Stars attack with a pair of goals with Brett Ritchie and Mattias Janmark also reaching the scoring column but Ben Bishop allowed five goals on 25 shots. 

The balanced Lightning offense received goals off the sticks of Brayden Point, Anthony Cirelli, Alex Killhorn and Steven Stamkos in regulation. Cory Conacher scored in overtime to secure the two points and JT Miller posted a pair of assists to lift Tampa Bay and Louis Dominigue’s to the win.

Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and Flyers are 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Over is 8-1 in Lightning last 9 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation and over is 7-1 in Lightning last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and Lightning are 7-1 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. Flyers are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay and over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay and Flyers are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings. 

I like the offensive firepower we’ll see on the ice so I favor the over pending goalie confirmation…

over 5.5 // will update

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