Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators - 2/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (5-7) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (8-1-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +125 / Tampa Bay Lightning -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Ondrej Palat leads Tampa Bay with four goals, Victor Hedman has seven assists and Brayden Point has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing two goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 17 goals on 248 shots faced.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with six goals, Viktor Arvidsson has five assists and Roman Josi has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 65.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 21 goals on 197 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 13 goals on 132 shots.
The Lightning are 67-32 in their last 99 road games and 51-19 in their last 70 overall. The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 home games. The Lightning are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Nashville and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are in one of those grooves right now where they're too comfortable at both ends of the ice, and they just dominated the Predators last night, winning 4-1. The Nashville Predators have been held to two combined goals in their last two games and have scored no more than two goals in seven of their last 10 games. That's simply not going to cut it against a Lightning squad that's rolling right now. I'll lay the juice with the road team in another victory.