Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 10/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (2-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -110 / Tampa Bay Lightning -110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a strong road win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with one goal, Mikhail Sergachev has three assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing three goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up two goals on 37 shots faced. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another victory to improve to an impressive 3-0-0 on the season. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 1.5 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Erik Haula leads Carolina with one goal, Dougie Hamilton has two assists and Teuvo Teravainen has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 36 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in their last eight games.
The Lightning are 2-8 in their last 10 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 home games. The Lightning are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Carolina. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won eight of the last 10 meetings over the Carolina Hurricanes, and five of those wins were decided by more than one goal. This is also one of those rare spots you're going to get the Lightning this season at a favorable price, as being the favorites to win the cup this year, they're going to be juicy favorites in a ton of games. I'll take advantage of this cheap price and side with the Lightning on this quick turnaround.