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Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/18/2021 Forecast, Hockey Analysis and Results

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Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03-18-2021 Forecast Hockey Analysis and Results

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/18/2021 – The Chicago Blackhawks will try to break their losing streak as they take on Tampa Bay Lightning from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Blackhawks are currently on the fourth spot in the Central Division play and they are up against the toughest opponent. Tampa Bay Lightning continues to dominate the Central Division play at the top spot and they enter this game with a winning record. The best nhl betting site has all the picks and predictions up and running as these teams battle to increase their record.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/18/2021

When: Thursday, March 18, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/18/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Chicago Blackhawks +1 (-105) 6.5 o (+130) +210
Tampa Bay Lightning -1 (+100) 6.5 u (-182) -263
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Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks lost their last game to the Florida Panthers after scoring just three and giving up six in return. The Blackhawks are now on a two-game losing streak. Chicago will enter this game holding a 14-11-5 record on the season. Chicago’s power play has been converted at an average of close to 29 percent per game. When it comes to their penalty kill, the Blackhawks are touching an average of 73.1 percent. Chicago has room for improvement with their defensive end surrendering an average of 3.20 goals to opponents.

Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 12, A 30, PTS 42), A. DeBrincat LW (G 15, A 14, PTS 29), D. Kubalik LW (G 10, A 13, PTS 23).

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning has dominated the Central Division and they continue to remain at the top. The Lightning will enter this game with a 20-6-2 record on the season. Tampa Bay rebounded after defeating the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Lightning scored four and gave up three in return. Tampa Bay is reaching an average of 3.61 goals per game with their offense. From the defensive end, they are surrendering 2.36 goals. The Lightning has a penalty kill at close to 86 percent. With their power play, Tampa Bay is touching close to 29 percent.

Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 14, A 13, PTS 27), V. Hedman D (G 5, A 22, PTS 27), O. Palat LW (G 11, A 16, PTS 27).

 

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning) Betting Predictions

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Blackhawks

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Blackhawks are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games on the road.
Chicago is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Lightning

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games.
Lightning is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games against Chicago.
Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Lightning is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago.

Blackhawks vs Lightning Betting Picks

The popular sports betting source has a predicted winner for this game and the odds are slanting towards Tampa Bay to win and cover. The Lightning is stronger than the Blackhawks in their penalty kill, offense, and defensive unit. Back Tampa Bay to take out the Blackhawks with a decent score.

Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Chicago Blackhawks 3.