Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (11-4-1) vs Carolina Hurricanes (12-4-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -143 / Carolina Hurricanes +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Carolina with nine goals, Sebastian Aho has 10 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 10 goals on 112 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 31 goals on 299 shots.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with nine goals, Victor Hedman has 13 assists and Brayden Point has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 28 goals on 406 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up seven goals on 45 shots.
The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 overall. The Lightning are 67-29 in their last 96 home games and 55-22 in their last 77 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Lightning last 6 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be favored most nights, especially at home where they rarely lose. However, the Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the more impressive teams up to this point with a high powered offense and there's value finding them in the underdog role. The Hurricanes have also won two of the three meetings against the Lightning this season. There's value with the Hurricanes here and the plus money.