New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (27-13-4) at New Jersey Devils (16-21-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils meet Sunday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another win to build on their 10-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 18 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 32 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 85 goals on 979 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 35 goals on 366 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed a combined two goals in their last three games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 16 goals, Taylor Hall has 19 assists and Blake Coleman has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 17 goals on 123 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 90 goals on 972 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the last six meetings against the Devils, and they've scored five or more goals in each of the last four meetings. Given the way the Lightning are playing right now, finally looking like the cup contender they entered the season as, it's hard to bet against them until they run cold. The New Jersey Devils have had issues stringing wins together and the defense has been hard to trust to say the least. I'll take Tampa Bay and the PL for added value.