Lightning vs Golden Knights Prediction NHL Picks 3/19/24

Vegas Golden Knights (36-24-7) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (36-25-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -130 / Tampa Bay Lightning +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Lightning vs Golden Knights betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Tuesday, March 19th at the T-Mobiel Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Tampa Bay Lightning recent form and recent player performance

-The Vegas Golden Knights recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Lightning and Golden Knights.

Lightning’s Offense Has Been Elite

The Lightning’s offense has been elite heading into this game, and they are going to look to continue that success here. Two games ago against the New York Rangers they won 6-3 and in the last game against the Florida Panthers they won 5-3. The Lightning are averaging 3.46 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.36 goals per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while the defense is ranked 24th. Nikita Kucherov has scored 40 goals and added 74 assists. 

Golden Knights Get Back on Track 

The Golden Knights got back on the right track with their victory in the last game, and they looked good against the New Jersey Devils. The defense gave up only one goal and they ended up with ease. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.16 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.95 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the defense is ranked 11th. Jonathan Marchessault is having a strong season, scoring 37 goals and adding 21 assists. 

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Jonathan Marchessault has scored at least one goal in each of the Golden Knights' last three games as home favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded at least one assist in eight of his last nine appearances with the Golden Knights as home favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Marchessault has recorded at least one point in each of the Golden Knights' last six games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Anthony Mantha ranks 1st amongst qualified Western Conference players for shooting percentage (22.1%) this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Nikita Kucherov has scored a goal in four of the Lightning's last five games as underdogs.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last eight games as underdogs.
  • Nikita Kucherov has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last 10 games.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Points (43) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 29th in the league in penalty minutes this season (501).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 4th in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.85).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 1st in the league in power play percentage this season (28.92%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.46).

Lightning vs Golden Knights Betting Prediction 

The Lightning’s offense has been elite heading into this game, and they are going to continue that success here. Two games ago, they scored six goals, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Golden Knight's offense is going to go back to struggling to score, and it will be he Lightning that are going to get the job done. Back the Lighting on the puck line. 

Shane’s Pick Lightning ML

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