Flyers vs Lightning Prediction NHL Picks 3/9/24

Tampa Bay Lightning (33-25-6) vs Philadelphia Flyers (33-23-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -140 / Philadelphia Flyers +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers will play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Philadelphia has alternated wins and losses over their last six games, while Tampa Bay has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Flyers vs Lightning prediction.

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 33-23-8 this season after they defeated Florida by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Philadelphia gave up the tying goal in the second period, but they scored the only goal in the third period for the win. The Flyers were out shot by a total of 30-26 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. Philadelphia lost to St. Louis by a score of 2-1 in the game prior to Florida, but did beat Ottawa before that. The Flyers are scoring 2.94 goals per game and they are allowing 2.88 goals against per game, while going 12.9% on the power play and 86.6% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led Philadelphia with 27 goals, 27 assists, and 191 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Samuel Ersson, who is 18-12-5 this year with a 2.52 goals against average and a .901 save percentage. 

Lightning Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 33-25-6 this year after they lost to Calgary by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Tampa Bay was tied at one after the first period, but they allowed five of the next six goals in the game for the loss. The Lightning were out shot by a total of 24-22 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Tampa Bay defeated Montreal by a score of 4-3 in the game prior to Calgary, but they did lose to Buffalo and Philadelphia before that. The Lightning are scoring 3.34 goals per game and they are allowing 3.42 goals against per game, while going 28.3% on the power play and 80.4% on the penalty kill. Nikita Kucherov has led Tampa Bay with 38 goals, 68 assists, and 256 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is 21-16-1 this year with a 3.04 goals against average and a .894 save percentage. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Brayden Point has scored at least one goal in seven of the Lightning's last eight home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last nine games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last seven games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Points (42) this season.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Travis Sanheim has recorded an assist in each of the Flyers' last four games as underdogs.
  • Travis Konecny has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Bobby Brink has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances with the Flyers as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Sean Couturier ranks 1st in the Metropolitan Division for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 1st in the league in power play percentage this season (28.27%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 7th in the league for goals per game this season (3.34).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 32nd in the league in power play percentage this season (12.81%).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 1st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.57%).

Flyers vs Lightning Betting Prediction

Tampa Bay comes into this matchup after losing three of their last four games, but they will be at home, where they are 19-9-4 on the season. The Lightning are battling for a playoff spot in the East and they need to turn things around quickly. Philadelphia has been inconsistent over their last six games, but they are 17-10-5 on the road this year. The Flyers are also right in the mix for a playoff spot, so this game is very important for both sides. Tampa Bay has had struggles on defense this season, but this Flyers offense has scored two goals or fewer in three of their last four games. Take Tampa Bay at home. 

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