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Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 05/20/2021 Forecast, Hockey Betting & Odds

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Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 05-20-2021 Forecast Hockey Betting & Odds

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 05/20/2021 – Florida Panthers will take on Tampa Bay Lightning in the third game of their seven-game series from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Panthers are up against the defending champions and they seem to be struggling to make ends meet. Florida NHL postseason odds were against the Panthers to win in their last two games. Tampa Bay Lightning completed their regular season with a 36-17-3 record while securing the third spot in the Central Division play. The Panthers finished ahead of the Lightning in the second spot and ended their season with a six-game winning streak.

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 05/20/2021

When: Thursday, May 20, 6:30 PM ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

TV: USA

Stream: NHL.TV

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 05/20/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Florida Panthers +1.5 (-200) 5.5 o (-118) +107
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+170) 5.5 u (-118) -132
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Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers might have completed their regular season with a six-game winning streak, but they are currently riding a two-game losing streak in their postseason. Florida finished ahead of the Lightning but they are struggling in their best of seven games. The Panthers dropped their series opener with a final score of 5-4. It came as a surprise when Florida’s defensive unit failed to prevent Tampa Bay from scoring in big numbers. In their last game, they had 33 shots and 37 hits in total

Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 1 A 2 PTS 3), A. Barkov C (G 1 A 2 PTS 3), O. Tippett RW (G 1 A 1 PTS 2).

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lighting will enter this game after their huge success last night. Tampa Bay scored three goals and restricted the Panthers to just one. The Lightning recorded 42 hits with just eight penalty minutes. Overall, they recorded 29 shots with a total of 28 face-off wins in their game. Tampa Bay has already taken the lead (2-0) and they seem all set to get past the Panthers in their third game at home. Tampa’s offense has improved over the past few games and their defense is equally strong to support them.

Players to watch: N. Kucherov RW (G 2 A 2 PTS 4), B. Point C (G 2 A 1 PTS 3), S. Stamkos C (G 1 A 2 PTS 3).

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions

Trends

Panthers

Florida is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Florida is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
Florida is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games this season.

Lightning

Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games against Florida.
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing at home against Florida.
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Central conference.

Panthers vs Lightning Betting Picks

Florida Panthers are struggling with their defensive end and their offense is not strong enough to get past Tampa. The NHL best sportsbook online predicts the Lightning to win this game and cover the spread with ease.

Score Prediction: Lightning 4, Panthers 2.