Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (19-5-2) vs Nashville Predators (11-16-1)

Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -300 / Nashville Predators +264 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Monday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Nashville Predators need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 67 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 34 goals on 323 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 54 goals on 503 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 28.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 12 goals, Victor Hedman has 21 assists and Brayden Point has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 39 goals on 595 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 16 goals on 126 shots.

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The Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Lightning are 71-29 in their last 100 home games and 37-14 in their last 51 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Predators last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Lightning last 5 overall. The Predators are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

The Nashville Predators just can't get out of their own way, mainly due to a defense that can't keep the puck out of the net and a power play defense that's been absolutely dreadful. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to flex their muscle as one of the better teams in the league, play their best at home and have won all five meetings this season against the Predators. The Lightning have outscored the Predators 16-5 in the last three meetings. Give me the Lightning and the PL.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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