Lightning vs. Hurricanes Free Pick
(The Spread) – Can the Lightning make it five of six when they travel to Carolina tonight to take on the Hurricanes at 7:00PM ET?
TAMPA BAY: The Lightning come into tonight’s game winners of four of their last five games. In their most recent victory, they defeated Winnipeg 1-0 on October 29 as a –164 money line favorite. That brought Tampa’s record to 5-4-0-2 on the season and their ATS record to 5-6. Marc-Andre Bergeron leads the team with 12 points while Steven Stamkos has a team-best plus/minus of +5 and a tem-high 39 shots.
CAROLINA: The Hurricanes are the exact opposite of the Lightning in terms of their last five games. They’re lost four of five coming into tonight, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of the Flyers (5-1) on October 29. That dropped Carolina’s record to 4-4-2-1 and their ATS record to 6-5. Jeff Skinner leads the team with 10 points while Cam Ward has a team-high four wins and a GAA of 2.34 between the pipes.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the host Hurricanes as –109 money line favorites over the Lightning, who are +101 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Tampa Bay is 2-3-2 on the road this season while Carolina is 2-1-1-1 at home.
FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NHL trends the Lightning are 4-1 in their last five road games against the Hurricanes and 4-1 in their last five meetings overall with Carolina. The road team is also 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and if you’re also looking for a play on the total tonight, the over is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING +101