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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction & Betting Tips 12272023

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/27/2023

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 12/27/2023
  • We like the Panthers on the moneyline (-108)
  • The Panthers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Preview

Planning on watching today’s Panthers and Lightning game? Catch the action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, as the Lightning hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSFL.

The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Lightning are favored to win at home against the Panthers. Check out BetCoco for Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers odds

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back on the last three head-to-head matchups between Tampa Bay and Florida, the Panthers hold the edge with a record of 2-1. Not only does the team have the better record, but they have won in convincing fashion, posting an average scoring differential of 2 points.

  • Across their three previous road games, Florida has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Lightning offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Tampa Bay posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 2-8 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Lightning have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction

As they prepare to face Tampa Bay, the Panthers currently possess a 19-12-2 record. When they are favored, their record stands at 15-9-0, while as underdogs, it is 4-3-2. On the road, they have gone 9-7-2 this season and are 10-5-0 at home.

For their offensive performance, the Panthers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Florida offense is ranked 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 29th in the NHL.

Entering the game, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 25 games this season. His current record stands at 15-9, and his save percentage is 0.9183673469387755%.

Ahead of their matchup with Florida, the Lightning have a 17-13-5 record. Their performance when favored is 10-7-1, while they hold a 7-6-4 record as underdogs. When they have hit the road, they have a 7-10-2 record this season, and they are 10-3-3 at home.

On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 9th in the league. Tampa Bay’s offense comes into the game ranked 1st in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

Entering the game, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has started 13 games this season. His current record stands at 8-5, and his save percentage is 0.5561224489795918%.

Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Panthers to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Betting Tips

  • We like the Panthers on the moneyline (-108)
  • The Panthers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Tampa Bay Lightning Injury Report

  • Brent Seabrook – Shoulder/Back/Hip – Out
  • Mikhail Sergachev – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Logan Brown – Undisclosed – Out

Florida Panthers Injury Report

  • Jonah Gadjovich – Illness – Questionable

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