Lightning vs. Panthers NHL Prediction
The Panthers hammered the Lightning 5-1 over the weekend and the two teams will meet again in Sunrise, FL on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Panthers cash again as a home favorite or will the Bolts rebound?
015 Tampa Bay Lightning (+100) at 016 Florida Panthers (-120); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, May 10, 2021
Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed five goals on 35 shots in Saturday's 5-1 road loss against the Florida Panthers. Vasilevskiy got off on the wrong foot when Alex Wennberg struck at 11:44 of the first period to open the scoring, and Sam Bennett made it 2-0 early in the second on a power play goal before Tampa got its lone goal. The Panthers led wire-to-wire against Vasilevskiy, perhaps gaining a little bit of confidence ahead of their first-round playoff matchup next week. Vasilevskiy is just 2-3-0 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in five meetings with Florida this season.
Florida Panthers DFS Spin
Sergei Bobrovsky allowed one goal on 29 shots in Saturday's 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bobrovsky was staked to a 1-0 lead after the first period, thanks to Alex Wennberg's goal, and Sam Bennett struck on the power play early in the second period before Luke Schenn was able to provide Tampa's lone goal. That means Bob and the Panthers lead wire-to-wire in this one. That's a confidence boost ahead of their Sunshine State rivalry playoff series next week against the defending champion Lightning. Bobrovsky improved to 3-2-0 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .879 save percentage in five meetings with the Lightning this season.
Lightning vs. Panthers Prediction
The home team is 19-8 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in 19 of the last 26 meetings overall. The Panthers are also 5—0 in their last five games overall, are 10-1 in their last 11 home games and are 13-3 in their last 16 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: FLORIDA PANTHERS -120