Lightning vs. Hurricanes Free Pick

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RALEIGH, NC (The Spread) - The Tampa Bay Lightning has had the Carolina Hurricanes' number at times and will look to pick up a road victory tonight at 7:00PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hurricanes are -135 money line favorites versus the Lightning, who are +105 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Hurricanes opened as -135 money line favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most books. As for the road line, the Lightning opened at +115 money line underdogs.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 60% of bettors favor the Lightning. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NHL trends, the Lightning are 4-1 in their last five trips to Carolina and the road team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between theset two teams. Tampa Bay is also 4-0 in its last four games versus the Southeast, while Carolina is 5-14 in its last 19 games following a loss of three or more goals. After acquiring Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin in the offseason, the Hurricanes got off to a horrid start, losing 5-1 to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. It may take some time for the new line to get in sync for the Hurricanes, especially with how short training camp was due to the lockout. Thus, take the underdog Lightning, who has played well in Carolina over the years.

TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING +105

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