The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the road for an Eastern Conference NHL game as they head to the PNC Arena on Tuesday evening to take on the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Lightning are third in the Atlantic Division (42-26-6, 90 points) and on a four-game losing streak after a 2-1 road loss against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. The Hurricanes sit atop the Metropolitan Division (47-16-9, 103 points) and are coming off a 4-3 shootout home loss against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. This will be the third and final regular-season meeting between these teams. The Hurricanes have won the last two contests so far.
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Match Details
Fixture: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Carolina Hurricanes
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Betting Odds
|Lightning||+1.5 (-215)||+115||Over 6 (-105)|
|Hurricanes||-1.5 (+185)||-135||Under 6 (-115)|
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Best Picks
Andrei Vasilevskiy has been struggling in the net as of late. However, Tampa’s defense as a whole has been doing very well at not letting the opponent get to the net. They are 16th in the sport with 31.2 shot attempts against them per game. The Carolina offense is going to find the back of the net a few times here, so go with the under in this situation.
Andrei Vasilevskiy Under 30.5 Saves (-120)
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Predictions
In the last handful of games, the difference between the defense of the two teams has been apparent. Tampa Bay is giving up four goals in its previous five games while Carolina is allowing 2.75 goals in its last four games.
Doing well on the faceoff is critical to controlling the puck as the Hurricanes are third in the sport with a 53.2 faceoff win percentage while the Lightning are 11th with a 51.7 faceoff win percentage so far this season. The Hurricanes have won four of the last five games played against the Lightning, so go with the Carolina Hurricanes to win at home.