Penguins vs. Lightning Prediction
The Penguins and Lightning square off in Tampa, FL on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and with the total sitting at 6 goals, is the over a safe bet when it comes to this matchup?
005 Pittsburgh Penguins (+153) at 006 Tampa Bay Lightning (-170); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 3, 2022
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
Sidney Crosby scored a decisive go-ahead goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. This was a stellar late win for the Penguins, who pulled through from down 2-1 midway through the third period. Evgeni Malkin would forge a tie with a little over nine minutes remaining in regulation to set the stage for Crosby, who completed the comeback with a go-ahead goal against Elvis Merzlikins with just two-plus minutes remaining in regulation. Overall this season, veteran forward Crosby has rocked 16 goals and 50 points in 43 games played. He has now scored at least one point in 11 of his last 12 games, including in four consecutive contests after Sunday's clutch goal.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25-of-27 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Vasilevskiy struggled out of the gate as he allowed two goals on the first two shots he faced from Tyler Ennis and Zach Sanford. However the 27-year-old veteran quickly turned it around and stopped the next 25 consecutive shots that he faced to help propel his team to victory. Vasilevskiy owns a 29-8-4 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
Penguins vs. Lightning Betting Prediction
The over is 33-13-5 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams and is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings in Tampa. The over is also 5-2 in the Penguins’ last seven games when their opponent allowed two goals or less in its previous game and is 37-17-3 in their last 57 games playing on three or more days of rest. On the other side, the over has cashed in five of the Lightning’s last six conference matchups and is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PENGUINS/LIGHTNING OVER 6