Panthers vs Lightning Picks and Prediction – 4/27/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/26/2024 at 7:45 PM ET

Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 04/27/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/27/2024, 9:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: FLA -125 ; O/U 6

The Florida Panthers stay on the road Saturday afternoon for game four of their first round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Florida has dominated thus far coming into Saturday up 3-0 in the series following a narrow game two win. Look for a back and forth affair Saturday as both teams compete to take game four. For other NHL action see our NHL Picks.

Panthers vs Lightning Prediction

The Florida Panthers come into Saturday rolling in full control of this series having won all three games. Florida picked up a narrow victory in game three on the road in Tampa Bay to take full control of this series. Tampa Bay has the better overall offense in this series and one of the best units in the league. Expect for Tampa Bay to finally find their offense Saturday in game four leading to their first win of this series. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-1.

Panthers vs Lightning Preview And Odds

The Florida Panthers have upped the ante in the postseason averaging more than 3.66 goals per game after boasting 3.23 goals per game during the regular year. Defensively Florida has improved as well holding Tampa Bay to just 2.3 per game in the postseason. The Tampa Bay offense averaged more than 3.5 goals per game this season but have scored more than one goal less than that in the postseason. Defensively Tampa Bay has been obliterated as well giving up well above their season average on the defensive side. The opening odds for game four have the Panthers favored at -125 as they currently lead this series. The puck line however is very heavily in favor of the home team as Tampa Bay is a -240 to cover the +1.5.

Our Free NHL Pick for Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay has bee severely out played in this series but now Saturday with their backs against the wall will do the job. Look for Tampa Bay to put it all together Saturday as they hold elimination off for at least one more game. Take the Lightning Saturday to do the work to get the win as the home underdog.

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