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Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/13/2021 Results, Hockey Betting and Odds
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Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/13/2021 – The Tampa Bay Lightning – a top-three team in the NHL right now – was handed with an absolute shocker of a loss when the Detroit Red Wings – the worst team in the Central Division – took them down, 4-6, on Thursday. It was obviously not the ideal way to end an extended road trip that nearly lasted for two weeks for the defending Stanley Cup champions. But the team is ready to move past the upset as they make their way back to Florida this weekend to host the Nashville Predators for two straight games at the Amalie Arena. The Predators, who are likewise distressed by a two-game sweep handed by the Carolina Hurricanes, will head over to Tampa as +230 heavy underdogs according to the latest nhl betting odds. The match will start at 07:00 Eastern Time to be shown live on SunS and NHL.TV.
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/13/2021
When: Saturday, March 13, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/13/2021 Betting Odds:
The Nashville Predators have fallen to sixth place in the division standings after getting swept by the surging Carolina Hurricanes. The most recent 5-1 defeat gave Nashville its fifth loss in the last six games as the team fell to an 11-15-1 overall record. Facing the Lightning on the road is certainly a daunting task and it does not make their dismal situation any better. The month of March has not been friendly for the Predators so far, causing frustration to mount among the members of the group. The odds are indeed against their favor, taking into consideration their 4-8-1 record on the road as well. These factors are well enough to force Nashville to raise the white flag even before the puck is dropped on Saturday. But just like how some of the games have transpired this season, strange things can still happen and the Predators dropping the upset ax on Tampa is still possible.
Players to watch: F. Forsberg LW (G 10, A 17, PTS 27), R. Josi D (G 2, A 14, PTS 16), V. Arvidsson RW (G 3, A 9, PTS 12).
Tampa Bay Lightning
If Tuesday’s match was any indication, then the Lightning barely escaping the Red Wings in OT was an indication for a looming disaster. And it happened two days later as they lost to the team with the worst record in the division by a deuce. The setback capped a six-game road trip, although the team still fared well by notching four wins during the taxing stretch. This weekend, they are back in Tampa, and so are their nearly invincible selves. The Lightning will seek their 10th win at the Amalie Arena when the Predators visit them on Saturday. Playing at home gives Tampa an extra gear that is almost impossible to destroy. The Hurricanes have surpassed them at the top of the central via a crippling seven-game winning streak, so Tampa Bay fans should expect their team to play with more pride as they seek to regain the No. 1 spot.
Players to watch: V. Hedman D (G 5, A 20, PTS 25), S. Stamkos C (G 12, A 12, PTS 24), O. Palat LW (G 11, A 13, PTS 24).
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games.
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Picks
Expect a huge bounce back for Tampa Bay. The Lightning will not allow themselves to be at the receiving end of back-to-back upsets. Top gambling sites predicted it right. This match will result in a lopsided finish in favor of the reigning Stanley Cup champions as they get a significant boost in their bid to redeem the supremacy in the Central Division standings.
Score Prediction: Predators 2, Lightning 6.