Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (23-15-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (24-13-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -218 / Vancouver Canucks +181 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from Amalie Arena on Tuesday night.

The Vancouver Canucks will look to add to their current seven-game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers in their last game. Antoine Roussel gave the Canucks the lead just 1:46 into the game before New York tied the game up at one just before the eight minute mark of the opening period. The 1-1 tie would remain through the rest of the 1st, all of the 2nd and most of the final period before Tyler Myers gave Vancouver the lead for good with just 1:29 to go. Jacob Markstrom got the win to improve to 15-11-3 on the year after stopping 36 of 37 shots faced in the winning effort.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to extend their own seven-game winning streak after a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in their last outing. Mitchell Stephens and Steven Stamkos gave the Lightning an early 2-0 lead with a pair of goals 2:08 apart before Brayden Point pushed the Bolts ahead 3-0 with the lone goal of the 2nd period. Carolina pulled a goal back with just over eight minutes to play, but ultimately it was too little too late as the Lightning rode the 3-1 cushion to the finish line. Andrei Vasilevskiy got the win to improve to 19-9-2 on the year after stopping 28 of 29 shots faced in the winning effort.

Vancouver is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Tampa Bay is 43-19 in their last 62 home games and 85-40 in their last 125 games overall while the over is 22-7-1 in their last 30 games following a win. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

I get Tampa Bay being favored at home, but we are back to having these prices with the Lightning getting to be on the verge of ridiculous. I get the Bolts have been a solid home team over the years and the Lightning still have a really good team, but we have a chance to make almost two times our money with a Vancouver team that’s on their own seven-game winning streak. The road team’s also had the bulk of the success in this matchup, so I’ll take a stab at Vancouver and the plus money here.

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Chris’s Pick Vancouver +181

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