Hurricanes vs. Lightning NHL Prediction
The Hurricanes are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games but are an underdog on Monday night in Tampa where they’ll take on the Lightning at 7:00 p.m. ET. Despite the Lightning’s inconsistency of late, are they the right play in this matchup tonight?
035 Carolina Hurricanes (+100) at 036 Tampa Bay Lightning (-120); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, April 19, 2021
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin
Vincent Trocheck posted an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win against the Nashville Predators. Trocheck ended up with a plus-2 rating, three shots on goal, a blocked shot and three hits in 16:54 of ice time across 21 shifts while winning 12 of his 18 faceoff opportunities. He has posted at least one point in 15 of his past 16 games, going for eight goals and 21 points from Feb. 27-April 17. He ranks fourth on the team in assists, and he is two points behind Sebastian Aho for the team lead with 37 points in just 34 games.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 31 shots in Saturday's 5-3 home loss against the Florida Panthers. Vasilevskiy suffered his first home loss of the season, as he entered 14-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .946 save percentage with two shutouts across 14 starts at Amalie Arena. The last time he was beaten on home ice was March 10, 2020 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the final game before the pause button was pressed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Hurricanes vs. Lightning Prediction
The Hurricanes are just 1-11 in their last 12 games in Tampa and are 9-23 in their last 32 games versus the Lightning overall. The home team in this series has also cashed in five of the last six meetings. The Lightning are also 37-14 in their last 51 home games and are 73-32 in their last 105 games overall, including 67-31 in their last 98 games as a favorite.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -120