Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 05/17/2022 – The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers will open a new seven-game series as they clash from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Lightning knocked out the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last series and are up against the dominating Panthers. The Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals as predicted in their last series. The NHL postseason betting odds are updated online as these top teams clash in their second round of the East Division.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 05/17/2022
When: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 05/17/2022 Betting Odds:
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+1.5 (-180)||6.5 o (-135)||+140|
|Florida Panthers||-1.5 (+158)||6.5 u (+115)||-160|
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Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning proved their worth when they defeated the Maple Leafs in their last game. The Lighting played their final game on Sunday and won with a 2-1 final score. Tampa Bay has a strong offense that is averaging 3.46 goals per game. From the defensive end, they are giving up 2.82 goals to opponents and are closing in at 79.6 percent with their penalty kill. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the expected goalie for the Lightning in this game.
Players to watch: Steven Stamkos C (G 42, A 64, PTS 106), Victor Hedman D (G 20, A 65, PTS 85), Nikita Kucherov RW (G 25, A 44, PTS 69).
They are coming into this game after defeating the Washington Capitals with a 4-3 final score. The Panthers have been one of the best teams this season and they continue to dominate their opponents. The Panthers have one of the best offensive units averaging 4.12 goals per game and their equally powerful defensive unit is giving up 2.88 in return. When it comes to their penalty kill, they are closing in at 89.4 percent. Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to protect the next against the Lightning.
Players to watch: Jonathan Huberdeau LW (G 30, A 85, PTS 115), Aleksander Barkov C (G 39, A 49, PTS 88), Sam Reinhart C (G 33, A 49, PTS 82).
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
Over is 4-0 in Lightning’s last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Tampa Bay is over 4-0 in its last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 5-1 in Lightning’s last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 5-1 in Lightning’s last 6 vs. Atlantic.
Tampa Bay is over 5-1 in its last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 4-0 in Panther’s last 4 Tuesday games.
The Panthers are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days’ rest.
Florida is 46-8 in their last 54 games as a home favorite.
Panthers are 11-2 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Panthers are 48-11 in their last 59 home games.
Lightning vs Panthers Betting Picks
Both teams have performed well but the Lightning is playing this game on the road against a team that is offensively strong. The NHL predictions today are in favor of the Panthers winning this game and covering the spread.
Score Prediction: Panthers 4, Lighting 3.