Lightning vs. Flames Prediction
One of the best matchups on Thursday night’s NHL betting board takes place in Calgary, where the Flames will host the visiting Lightning at 9:00 p.m. ET. With Tampa Bay listed as slight moneyline favorites and the total sitting at 6 goals, what’s the best play when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
049 Tampa Bay Lightning (-120) at 050 Calgary Flames (+100); o/u 6
9:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 10, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed five goals on 31 shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Neither goaltender was particularly good in this game but it was a more surprising performance from Vasilevskiy. The 27-year-old got torched for three goals in the first period. Vasilevskiy allowed another two goals within a two-minute span in the final frame that spelt the end of any chance at a comeback for the Lightning. He owns a 30-10-4 record with a 2.39 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Johnny Gaudreau is fine, according to Calgary GM Brad Treliving, following an injury scare on Tuesday night. Gaudreau was involved in a collision with Washington's Tom Wilson late in Tuesday's contest, but Treliving said that the two forwards clipped skates and not knees. That is a big relief for Gaudreau, the Flames and fantasy managers. Calgary is scheduled to host Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Lightning vs. Flames Betting Prediction
The Lightning are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games against the Flames and are 5-1 in their last six trips to Calgary. They’ve also won four of their last five road games, are 41-14 in their last 55 games versus the Pacific and are 85-36 in their last 121 games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the Flames are just 12-27 in their last 39 games as a home dog, are 1-4 in their last five games when playing the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation and are 2-5 in their last seven games versus the Atlantic.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -120