Kings vs Lightning Prediction - NHL Picks 1/28/23

Tampa Bay Lightning (31-15-1) vs Los Angeles Kings (27-17-6)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -192 / Los Angeles Kings +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Amalie Arena. On October 25th it was the Kings that were able to secure the 4-2 victory. 

Kings Betting Preview

The Kings come into this game with a 27-17-6 record and they have gone 13-8-4 away from home. The Kings also had a game on Friday night against the Florida Panthers. In the last game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Kings scored four goals, and that was enough for the overtime victory. Kevin Fiala scored one goal and one assist. The Kings are averaging 3.18 goals while their defense is giving up 3.38 goals per game. Kevin Fiala has scored 17 goals and added 34 assists. 

Lightning Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Tampa Bay Lightning who sit with a 31-15–1 record and they have gone 19-4-1 at home. In the last game against the Boston Bruins, the Lightning scored three goals and secured the one goal victory. Nikita Kucherov finished with three assists and one shot on goal. Tampa Bay is averaging 3.59 goals while their defense is giving up 2.94 goals per game. The offense is ranked 5th while the defense is ranked 14th. Nikita Kucherov has scored 19 goals and added 52 assists. 

Kings vs Lightning Trends

The Kings are 4-1 in their last five games against the Lightning. The under is 4-1-3 in the Lighhtning’s last eight games against a team with a winning record. The under is 4-1 in the Kings last five games against the Atlantic. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Lightning are averaging 3.59 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Kings are giving up 3.38 goals per game, and they are going to struggle to defend again in this game. Look for the Lightning to score four or five goals and that will lead to the victory. 

Shane’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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