Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/30/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (15-10-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -145 / Carolina Hurricanes +125 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 12 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 19 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 41 goals on 421 shots and James Reimer has given up 23 goals on 256 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 32.3 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 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.1 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 more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 12-5 in their last 17 Saturday games. The Lightning are 37-14 in their last 51 games as a home favorite, 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 56-25 in their last 81 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings. The avorite is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay.
When two teams are on the end of a back to back, it usually gives the edge to the home team, as that crowd can provide an extra boost that make you forget about tired legs. The Tampa Bay Lightning have also won seven of the last nine meetings against the Hurricanes and have been highly effective as a home favorite. This is also a rather cheap price with Tampa Bay at home, as it's not uncommon to see prices of -180 and -200. I'll lay the cheap price with the The Tampa Bay Lightning on their home ice.