Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning - 4/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning - 4/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (30-13-2) vs Carolina Hurricanes (29-10-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -143 / Carolina Hurricanes +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 28.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 18 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 29 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 31 goals on 445 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 54 goals on 579 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 18 goals, Victor Hedman has 33 assists and Yanni Gourde has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 70 goals on 1,006 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 31 goals on 225 shots.

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The Hurricanes are 23-8 in their last 31 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Lightning are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lightning last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Tampa Bay and 9-23 in the last 32 meetings. The underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Carolina Hurricanes may have lost to the Lightning last night, but they're still playing well enough and have been consistent enough this season to avoid in the plus money spots. It also can't go unnoticed that the Hurricanes took Tampa to overtime last night, making a comeback, and they've competed against this team all season. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the better team here overall and are going to be favored at home, but the value is with the Hurricanes and the plus money no matter how you slice it.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes +120

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