Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes - 1/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Carolina Hurricanes (2-1) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1)
Game Info: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes +125 / Tampa Bay Lightning -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: FSCR, SunS Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 27.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ondrej Palat leads Tampa Bay with three goals, Steven Stamkos has four assists and Brayden Point has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up nine goals on 112 shots faced.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with three goals, Teuvo Teravainen has two assists and Vincent Trocheck has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing two goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 34 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed two goals on 33 shots.
The Lightning are 67-31 in their last 98 road games and 47-18 in their last 65 overall. The Hurricanes are 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 Thursday games. The under is 7-3-1 in Hurricanes last 11 overall. The Lightning are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start through four games and have an offense that's firing on all cylinders. The Carolina Hurricanes have looked good in their own right, but they also haven't played in 10 days and who knows how that impacts their rhythm. The Lightning have had no trouble winning on the road the last few years, and that includes wins in 14 of their last 19 trips in Carolina. The Hurricanes usually fold when going up against the Lightning. I'll lay the reasonable price with the road team.