Panthers vs Lightning Prediction - NHL Picks 12/27/23

Tampa Bay Lightning (17-13-5) vs Florida Panthers (19-12-2)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -147 / Florida Panthers +118 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at Amalie Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Panthers vs Lightning prediction.

Panthers Look to Build on Last Game

The Panthers have been a bit inconsistent the last couple of weeks, but they are coming off a victory in the last game. Florida scored four goals against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday and they were able to secure the 4-2 victory. The Panthers had four different players that finished with at least one goal. On the season the Panthers are averaging 2.91 goals while their defense is giving up 2.61 goals per game. The defense is ranked 4th in the league and they are going to need the defense to be good here. 

Lightning Look for Fourth Straight Win

The Lightning have won three straight games and they have confidence heading into this game. In two of the three games the Lightning have given up only a goal and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way here. In the last game against the Washington Capitals, the Lightning were able to secure the 2-1 victory. The Lightning on the season are averaging 3.34 goals while their defense is giving up 3.43 goals per game. If the defense is good here, the Lightning have a great chance to secure the victory. 

Panthers vs Lightning Betting Prediction 

This game is going to be lower scoring. Overall this season the Panthers have struggled to score and they now get to face off against a Lightning team that has had some strong defense the last couple of games. The Panthers defense has been good and they are going to lockdown the Lightning’s offense here. Both offenses are going to really struggle and this game is going to stay under the total. 

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

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