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Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/12/2020 NHL Picks, Betting Predictions and Game Analysis
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Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/12/2020 – The pursuit of the Metropolitan Division supremacy continues for the Philadelphia Flyers as the NHL warrants its season to push through despite the Coronavirus scare. The Flyers are tasked to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday on the road where they will seek to recover from having their nine-game winning streak busted by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday in front of their home crowd. The Lightning will look to maximize their home-court advantage as they flagged as favorites offered at -145 based on the NHL Betting Lines. The Flyers are slight underdogs away from Philly pegged at +125.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 03/12/2020
Boston’s prized goaltender Tuukka Rask was simply a nightmare for Philadelphia Flyers as the 15-year veteran kept them scoreless on 36 shots to end their torrid surge. The loss allowed the Washington Capitals to reclaim the top spot in the Metropolitan albeit they are just separated by one point. Tampa Bay has been a tough matchup for Philadelphia as the Lightning boast seven straight victories against them, including a tight 1-0 escape on Jan. 11 in Philly and a 5-3 win on Feb. 15. Travis Konecny, the team’s top scorer with 24 goals and 61 total points, is set to play his 300th career game against the Lightning and is looking to break out of a personal slump that had him missing in the scoresheet over the last three games.
Players to watch: Travis Konecny (GP 66, G 24, A 37, PTS 61), Sean Couturier (GP 69, G 22, A 37, PTS 59), Jakub Voracek (GP 69, G 12, A 44, PTS 56).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning capped their latest road trip by losing their last two assignments, derailing their quest to trip the Boston Bruins atop the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay posted a subpar 3-6-1 tally over their last ten games to put them eight points behind the Bruins who became the first team to reach 100 points this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy seems to know how the Flyers run things, posting a .927 save percentage against Philadelphia as he seized a league-leading 35 victories, including a 23-save shutout during the first month of 2020. The team is pretty much settled to clinch a playoff berth as it enjoys an eight-point advantage over the Toronto Maple Leafs who reside at the third spot in the division.
Players to watch: Nikita Kucherov (GP 68, G 33, A 52, PTS 85), Steven Stamkos (GP 57, G 29, A 37, PTS 66), Brayden Point (GP 66, G 25, A 39, PTS 64).
Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
Over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning is 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Picks
The Lightning will frustrate the Flyers as they will serve them a second straight defeat to further spoil a prior nine-game surge. Mind games will enter the scene on ice with Tampa Bay leveraging on its seven straight mastery of Philadelphia to pull off another victory.
Score Prediction: Flyers 2, Lightning 3