Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche - 10/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (6-0-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -167 / Colorado Avalanche +135 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another victory to build on their impressive 6-0-1 start to the NHL season. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with four goals, Nathan MacKinnon has six assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 13 goals on 167 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed two goals on 36 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in six of their first seven games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with four goals, Mikhail Sergachev has six assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing three goals per game and are killing 67.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 13 goals on 164 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed seven goals on 77 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 38-80 in their last 118 road games and 70-154 in their last 224 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lightning are 39-12 in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest, 41-15 in their last 56 home games and 48-18 in their last 66 games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in Avalanche last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 home games. The Avalanche are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche are rolling, but they're on the end of a back to back and three of their last four games have seen overtime, so we could see some tired legs here. The Tampa Bay Lightning have also won each of the last five meetings against the Avalanche and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. I like the Lightning on their home ice to get a feel good victory and snap out of this inconsistent funk they've started the season in.