Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (32-19-7) at Tampa Bay Lightning (38-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under:
The Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 19 goals, Sean Couturier has 34 assists and Claude Giroux has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 75 goals on 738 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 77 goals on 840 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot while building on a nine-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 26 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 43 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 104 goals on 1,313 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 41 goals on 470 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed two or less goals in seven straight games.
The Flyers are 2-11 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa Bay and 20-41 in the last 61 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 18-7-3 in the last 28 meetings in Tampa Bay and 36-16-4 in the last 56 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are playing respectable hockey, which makes them an option in this contest if the Tampa Bay Lightning weren't lighting every team on fire over the last three weeks. The Lightning have officially arrived and aren't a team you should be trying to step in front of. The Tampa Bay Lightning have also owned the Flyers over the years, which includes six straight victories and outscoring them 6-2 in the last two meetings. I'll side with the home team and the PL, as I can't bet against the Tampa Bay Lightning right now.