Hurricanes vs. Lightning Prediction
Arguably the game of the night in the NHL will take place in Tampa, FL where the defending champion Lightning will host a Hurricanes team that is heating up at the right time. What’s the best bet when it comes to this 7:00 p.m. ET NHL matchup?
009 Carolina Hurricanes (+120) vs. 010 Tampa Bay Lightning (-141); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 28, 2022
Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin
Frederik Andersen allowed one goal on 26 shots in Monday’s 6-1 win over the Washington Capitals. It would be easy to say that Andersen got an easy win in this one but the veteran netminder had some big stops in this one to keep a wide cushion for his teammates. The 32-year-old netminder will see his record improve to 32-10-3 with a 2.05 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy blocked 23 of 24 shots in Sunday’s 4-1 win over the New York Islanders. Vasilevskiy permitted the first goal of the game to Brock Nelson at the 18:14 mark of the first period, but he was perfect the rest of the way. He only had to make six saves in the third period. Vasilevskiy improves to 33-14-4 on the year and his three-game losing skid is over.
Hurricanes vs. Lightning Betting Prediction
The Hurricanes are just 4-13 in their last 17 games in Tampa and are 13-28 in their last 41 games versus the Lightning overall. Carolina is also just 1-4 in its last five road games, is 2-5 in its last seven games overall and is 1-4 in its last five conference matchups.
On the other side, the Lightning have won 36 of their last 51 games as a favorite, are 49-20 in their last 69 home games and are 109-47 in their last 156 conference games. They’re also 55-23 in their last 78 games in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and are 7-3 in their last 10 games coming off a win.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -141