Lightning vs. Penguins Prediction

Lightning vs. Penguins, 10/26/21 NHL Betting Predictions

The Lightning haven’t had much success in Pittsburgh, which is where they’ll be on Tuesday night when they face the Penguins at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Pittsburgh pull off the upset as a home underdog?

Game Snapshot

057 Tampa Bay Lightning (-145) at 058 Pittsburgh Penguins (+125); o/u 6

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24-of-27 shots in regulation/overtime of Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche. While the Lightning were able to tie up the contest on a Brayden Point goal with time winding down in the third period, Vasilevskiy would be unable to hold down the Avalanche when all was said and done, with Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of shootout action to down the defending champions. Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon all scored goals against Vasilevskiy in regulation. The star goaltender has been noticeably off his game in five starts this season, allowing at least three goals in all but one of those contests. Contrast that to the 2020-21 campaign, when Vasilevskiy held a 2.21 GAA in 42 starts.

Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin

Tristan Jarry stopped 28-of-29 shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jarry gave up a goal to Jason Spezza with eight minutes to go in the first period, but from that point on, it was lights out for the 26-year-old goaltender. It certainly helped that the Penguins were giving Jarry plenty of offensive support on the evening, most notably in the form of a five-goal second period. Jarry has been fantastic in the early going this season, allowing six goals in four starts. He has been even stingier of late, surrendering just one goal in each of his last two starts. The Penguins will take on the Lightning -- whom they defeated to open the season -- in their next scheduled contest.

Lightning vs. Penguins Betting Prediction

The Lightning are just 5-13 in their last 18 games in Pittsburgh, while the home team in this series is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 12-3 in their last 15 games as a home underdog, is 7-2 in their last nine games playing on two days of rest and are 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog. Pittsburgh is also 42-17 in its last 59 home games.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS +125

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