Flames at Lightning 2/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL: 7:30 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -150 Total 6.5
The battle between the Flames and the Lightning is one that could potentially be a preview of the Stanley Cup final. However, it will be an interesting game from the standpoint that it will be pitting a couple of great offenses against each other here and it will definitely give the defenses in these games a major challenge as the offenses of both of these teams are at a very high level and definitely not something that can be discounted.
The Flames are coming into the game with the second ranked offense in the NHL at 3.67 goals a game. The defense for the Flames is ranked 10th by giving up 2.87 goals a game. When it comes to the power play the Flames are converting at 22.3% which is ranked 9th in the NHL and the penalty kill is ranked 18th at 79.8% killed off.
For the Lightning they have the best offense in the league with 3.80 goals a game being scored. With the defense the Lightning are ranked 6th in the NHL giving up 2.77 goals a game. When the Lightning go on the power play the team is converting at 29.1%, which is the best. The defense for the Lightning has managed to get ranked 2nd in the penalty kill at 85%.
Recent Betting Trends:
Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Lightning are 45-11 in their last 56 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.
Over is 4-0 in Flames last 4 games as a favorite of -201 or greater.
Under is 5-1 in Lightning last 6 games following a win.
Free Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lighting -150
The Lightning have a great offense and a defense that has been playing at a very high level this year as well. That is going to help the Lightning out in this game as the game is either going to be very low scoring or high scoring as the defenses will be tested out tremendously in the game. Look for the Lightning to come out on top, with the home ice advantage and the better offense and defense combination. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 5-4.