Lightning vs. Panthers Prediction
In what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Lightning will visit the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday night. Will Florida score a victory as a home favorite or is there a better bet on the board?
009 Tampa Bay Lightning (+115) at 010 Florida Panthers (-135); o/u 6.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 24, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 36 shots during Thursday’s 8-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Believe it or not, the score of this game was 0-0 after the first period. The Bolts scored four goals in the second frame (two on the power play) and four more in the third (all on the power play) and they never looked back. This win finally puts Vasilevskiy’s five-game winless skid to bed. He now owns a 36-18-5 record in 2021-22.
Florida Panthers DFS Spin
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34-of-36 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Make it 13 straight wins for the Panthers. Bobrovsky got off to a rocky start, yielding goals to Mitchell Marner and Justin Holl in the first period to put his team into a 2-0 hole, but he was brilliant over the final two-plus periods of the contest, giving his offensive mates plenty of space to make a minor comeback. This was Bobrovsky's fifth consecutive start in which he has surrendered two or fewer goals. Showing next on Florida's schedule, a Sunday matchup with the Lightning to warp on a weekend back-to-back.
Lightning vs. Panthers Betting Prediction
The favorite is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams, while the home side is 5-1 in the last six meetings. The Lightning, meanwhile, are just 2-10 in their last 12 games when facing an opponent with a winning record, are winless in their last four games as an underdog and are 0-4 in their last four games as a road underdog. The Panthers are 42-14 in their last 56 games overall, are 45-9 in their last 54 home games and are 67-18 in their last 85 games as a favorite.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: FLORIDA PANTHERS -135