Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/5/2023 – PNC Arena will play host to a matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 37-20-5 on the scoreboard and is placed third in the Atlantic Division. The Carolina Hurricanes are strongly dominating the Metropolitan Division with an overall 40-12-8 on the season. The Lightning has been abysmal as of late and needs to shake off their losing spell soon. The best NHL betting odds for this game are predicting the Carolina Hurricanes to win in this game.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/5/2023
When: Sunday, March 5, 3:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/5/2023 Betting Odds:
|Lightning||+1.5 (-193)||6 o (+100)||+133|
|Hurricanes||-1.5 (+168)||6 u (-110)||-147|
“Certainly, the big storyline was that Jon Cooper didn't play Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, or Brayden Point for a single shift in the third period. The message to the team was received. The @TBLightning decisively carried play in the 3rd.” https://t.co/PIXHP7s9KZ
— Dave Mishkin (@DaveMishkin) March 4, 2023
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning is coming here after losing four games in a row, the latest defeat coming at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres with a final score of 5-3. The Lightning is scoring an average of 3.52 goals in each game and has been successful in 25.8 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The Tampa Bay offense this season is being headed by Nikita Kucherov who has accumulated a total of 88 points along with 23 goals. On defense, the Lightning is allowing their opponents to score an average of 3.03 goals in every game played.
Players to watch: Nikita Kucherov RW (G 23, A 65, PTS 88, Brayden Point C (G 39, A 34, PTS 73, Steven Stamkos C (G 27, A 38, PTS 65.
The Carolina Hurricanes took on the Arizona Coyotes in the previous matchup and managed to win with a score of 6-1. The Hurricanes are scoring an average of 3.38 goals in each game and have been successful in 20.5 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The Carolina offense this season is being led by Martin Necas who has scored a total of 56 points along with 25 goals in the net. Defense-wise, the Hurricanes are allowing their opponents to score an average of 2.53 goals in every game played.
Players to watch: Martin Necas C (G 25, A 31, PTS 56, Sebastian Aho C (G 27, A 28, PTS 55, Andrei Svechnikov RW (G 21, A 32, PTS 53.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games.
Tampa Bay are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Tampa Bay are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina.
Tampa Bay are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games.
Carolina are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Carolina’s last 19 games against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games at home.
Total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
Lightning vs Hurricanes Betting Picks
The Tampa Bay Lightning needs to shake off its losing streak as soon as possible, but will not be able to do so today. The Hurricanes have a strong defense and will use this to control the game. The Carolina Hurricanes will be winning this game according to the latest NHL betting trends.
Score Prediction: Hurricanes 4, Lightning 3.