Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators - 4/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators - 4/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (23-19-1) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (28-11-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +145 / Tampa Bay Lightning -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 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 for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 17 goals, Victor Hedman has 30 assists and Brayden Point has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 64 goals on 937 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 24 goals on 203 shots.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 20 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 48 goals on 679 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 62 goals on 634 shots.

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The Lightning are 36-17 in their last 53 road games and 72-30 in their last 102 overall. The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 10-2 in their last 12 overall. The over is 9-2 in Lightning last 11 road games. The under is 4-1-4 in Predators last 9 overall. The Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be favored for obvious reasons, as they're arguably the best team in the league and all of their trends are positive. You make money betting on the Lightning long term and it doesn't hurt that they've beaten the Predators in six of the seven meetings this season. However, the Nashville Predators have quietly won 10 of their last 12 games and have even had some success in the underdog role. The Preds are playing too well to just turn down plus money with them at home, regardless of opponent. Give me the Predators.

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Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators +145

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