Lightning vs. Predators Prediction
The Tampa Bay Lightning will try and snap a three-game losing skid tonight as they play at the Nashville Predators. Is Tampa Bay the right team to bet on in a game set as a pick'em?
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Bridgestone Arena at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the moneyline is a pick'em with both the Lightning and the Predators set at -110. The over-under is set at 6.5 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Lightning fall to Hurricanes
Tampa Bay lost at home by a score of 3-2 Saturday night against Carolina to drop to 12-9-3 on the season. The Lightning trailed 3-0 in the third period before Brayden Point pulled the hosts to within two goals on a power play tally with 16:34 remaining assisted by Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman. Tyler Johnson made it 3-2 five-plus minutes later on assists from Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev, but Tampa Bay was unable to find the equalizer. Curtis McElhinney took the loss as he surrendered three goals on 24 shots.
Predators shut out at Panthers
Nashville lost 3-0 Saturday night at Florida to drop to 12-10-4 on the season. The Predators surrendered one goal in the second period and two more in the third period en route to the defeat. Juuse Saros allowed three goals on 28 shots in the losing effort. Nashville had 27 shots on goal with Filip Forsberg leading the way with seven shots, while Ryan Ellis added three shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Lightning are 1-7 in their last eight meetings in Nashville. The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
The Predators are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Both teams will have their No. 1 goalie going here and with the Lightning struggling with consistency, I see this as a good spot for the Predators to put together a nice offensive effort after being shutout over the weekend. Look for Nashville to lock down defensively and get some timely offense to secure a win. It also doesn't hurt that the Preds have dominated this series in recent years.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS -110