Tuesday's NHL Prediction

2011 NHL Picks and Predictions Lightning Flyers

TAMPA, FL (TheSpread) – The top two in the East meet on Tuesday as Tampa Bay hosts Philadelphia. Here is a breakdown of my pick for this contest.

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Philadelphia is 33-12-5 on the season and has the best record in the East. The Flyers have scored 174 goals and given up 130. The Flyers are 17-5-3 on the road and winners in 8 of their last 10.

Tampa Bay is 31-15-5 on the season and 16-4-2 at home. The Lightning have scored 154 goals and allowed 154 this season. They have won 7 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Tampa Bay betting odds of -113 for tonight’s game while Philadelphia has betting odds of +104. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET (View Matchup)

The Flyers have won 5 of the last 7 against the Lighting and 4 of the last 5 in Tampa. The road team has also won 4 of the last 5 in this series. My pick is with the Flyers, as they have a better record on the road than they do at home and they have a significant goal advantage over Tampa, who is just at even for the season.

NHL FREE PICK: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS +104

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