Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues - 11/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (14-5-6) at Tampa Bay Lightning (12-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The St. Louis Blues could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 12 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 16 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 43 goals on 582 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 18 goals on 188 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 32.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with eight goals, Victor Hedman has 16 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 42 goals on 465 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 21 goals on 236 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Blues are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues have actually won the last three meetings against the Lightning, which includes a 3-1 win just last week. The problem is the Blues are in a bit of a rough patch where the defense is getting beat and the offense can't keep up. The Tampa Bay Lightning seem to have found their groove over the last week or so and have always been one of the more consistent home teams in the sport. It's hard to go against the Tampa Bay Lightning here, and I'll lay the PL for added value.