Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (18-25-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -295 / Los Angeles Kings +260 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Drew Doughty has 20 assists and Dustin Brown has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 90 goals on 856 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 47 goals on 492 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 18 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 32 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 85 goals on 1,002 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 35 goals on 366 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in seven straight games.

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The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 21-49 in their last 70 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Lightning are 45-19 in their last 64 games as a home favorite, 45-19 in their last 64 home games and 69-31 in their last 100 games as a favorite. The under is 8-3 in Kings last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 overall. The Kings are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Kings can't win on the road and haven't provided much value in the underdog role, so it's tough to back them against a Lightning squad that seems to have figured it out. The Tampa Bay Lightning have caught fire over these last couple of weeks and are a win away or two from putting themselves in the black for their bettors. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won each of the last six meetings against the Sharks and those games have been decided by an average of 2.5 goals. I'll back the Lightning and the PL for added value. 

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