Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (21-6-2) vs Florida Panthers (20-6-4)

Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -148 / Florida Panthers +128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Sunday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Aleksander Barkov leads Florida with 12 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 29 goals on 363 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 50 goals on 531 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 14 goals, Victor Hedman has 23 assists and Brayden Point has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 44 goals on 643 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 19 goals on 151 shots.

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The Panthers are 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Lightning are 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 37-14 in their last 51 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Panthers last 8 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Lightning last 8 overall. The Panthers are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Tampa Bay and 3-10 in the last 13 meetings. The home team is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings. The favorite is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on a role and are a tough team to bet against when they're in this form, as we've seen in past years. However, the Panthers have proven they're one of the best teams in the league and aren't a team I'm turning down when I can get plus money. The Panthers have also played some of their best hockey on the road and have won two of the three meetings this season against the Lightning. Give me the plus money and the Panthers, as it's value I can't pass up.

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Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers +128

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