Hurricanes vs Lightning Prediction - NHL Picks 10/24/23

Tampa Bay Lightning (2-2-2) vs Carolina Hurricanes (3-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning +109 / Carolina Hurricanes -135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Amalie Arena. 

Hurricanes Defense Needs to be Better

The Hurricanes come into this game with a 3-3 record overall but they are coming off a disappointing loss in the last game. The offense scored four goals against the Carolina Hurricanes, but the defense gave up six goals and that led to the defeat. Jacoob Slavin Scored a goal and an assist. The Hurricanes are averaging 4.5 goals while their defense is giving up 5.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 2nd while the defense is ranked 32nd. 

Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The underdogs have won four of the Hurricanes' last six games at Amalie Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in six of the Hurricanes' last seven games at Amalie Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in 14 of the Hurricanes' last 15 games following a road loss.
  • The home team has won the second period in each of the Hurricanes' last three games.

Lightning Have been Inconsistent 

The Lightning have been inconsistent and they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Lightning scored three goals but it wasn’t enough and they were knocked off by the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime. The Lightning were led by Nikita Kucherov and he scored two gaols and and an assist. The Lightning are averaging 3.33 goals while their defense is giving up 4.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the defense is ranked 28th. Nikita Kucherov has scored six goals and added three assists. 

Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Lightning have lost each of their last five games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in six of the last seven games between the Hurricanes and Lightning.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Lightning's last nine games at Amalie Arena against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The home team has won the first period in each of the Lightning's last four games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Hurricanes offense has been strong this season and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Lightning are averaging 3.33 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score against a Hurricanes defense that is giving up 5.0 goals per game. Look for both offenses to run up the score, and the over is going to cash here with ease. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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