Lightning vs Panthers Picks and Prediction – 4/29/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/28/2024 at 7:10 PM ET

Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 04/29/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/29/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: FLA -175 ; O/U 6.5

The Florida Panthers return home Monday for game five of their first round matchup against the Lightning. Florida is up 3-1 in the series despite the loss in game four. Look for the Panthers to use their edge all over the ice Monday as they look for the victory to close the series. Both teams will fight hard as one looks to move on to the next round, while the other attempts to keep their season going. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Lighting vs Panthers Prediction

The Florida Panthers have won three of the first four games in this series following the loss in game four. Florida has a superior defense and will lean heavily on that strength in their home fans in game five. Expect for the Panthers to stifle Tampa Bay for the full 60 minutes leading to the home victory as they wrapped this series. Final Score Prediction, Florida Panthers win 4-1.

Lighting vs Panthers Preview And Odds

The Tampa Bay Lightning were a strong offensive team during the regular season averaging more than 3.5 goals per game on nearly 30 shots but have reached that margin just once. Defensively Tampa Bay struggled and their struggles have followed them into the first round. Offensively the Florida Panthers held their own all season averaging more than three goals per game on the year. The Panthers allowed 2.42 goals per game this season.  With the odds set for game 5 at -175 it is expected that the Florida defense will shine. Look for Florida to lean on their defensive capabilities heavily Monday night.

Our Free NHL Pick for Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lighting were able to fight off elimination in game 4 with a blow out win. Now Monday look for the Panthers to get back to their winning ways as they do the job to end the series. The Florida defense and home fans will be the difference leading to the win.

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