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(18-25-4) Los Angeles Kings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4)
Date: Tuesday, January 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena Tampa Bay, CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning -280 Kings +255
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Lightning -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Tampa Bay Lightning saw their 10-game winning streak extinguished last time out and look to begin a new run when they entertain the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night before heading back on the road.
The Lightning, who visit Minnesota and Winnipeg later in the week before a 10-day break around the All-Star Game, have won six straight in the series against Kings – but needed a shootout to beat them 4-3 at home last season.
The Kings come into this one having lost their last game, and going 3-7-10 in their last 10 games. Their record may not show it but their last 3 games have been very competitive against good teams.
While I think it’s easy to overlook the Kings here, there’s something about this matchup that makes me think an upset is in the air. Lets dig into the stats and see if thats true.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles continues a five-game road trip that began with an impressive victory at Vegas and a frustrating 2-0 loss at Carolina on Saturday in which it posted 41 shots on goal and outhit the Hurricanes 28-13.
Offense continues to be a struggle for the Kings. They have held opponents to 2 goals or less in their last 3 games, but have only come away with one win in the span of games.
Offensively, Los Angeles entered the week ranked 29th in league in scoring (2.51), 28th on the power play (15.1 percent) and only one point ahead of last-place Anaheim in the Western Conference.
Captain Anze Kopitar, who will play in the All-Star Game on Jan. 26, leads the team in goals (16) and points (40) after recording his 600th career assist and finishing with a plus-2 rating in Thursday’s 5-2 win at Vegas.
In net for the Los Angeles Kings will likely be Jack Campbell. His stats on the season so far are: 6-7-2 W-L | 2.91 GAA | 0.894 SV% | 0 SO
Tampa Bay Lightning
In their last game, the Lightning scored 43 goals and allowed 17 during their franchise record-tying streak before their offense sputtered Sunday night in a 3-1 loss at New Jersey.
While offense has been few and far between for the Kings, the same can’t be said for the Lightning. Kucherov tops the club with 49 points while center Brayden Point and left wing Alex Killorn each boast a team-high 18 goals for one of the league’s top offenses (3.58 per game).
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was named the NHL’s first star of the week Monday after registering two straight shutouts among three victories last week, extending his winning streak to eight games and improving to 5-0-0 in 2020 with a .971 save percentage.
Starting in net for the Tampa Bay Lightning weill likely be their starter Andrei Vasilevskiy. His stats on the season are: 22-9-2 W-L | 2.58 GAA | 0.915 SV% | 2 SO
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Kings are 20-45 in their last 65 games as an underdog.
- Under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Under is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 overall.
- Under is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction:
I’m not sure what it is, but I like the Kings in this one. I think they’ve been playing some inspired hockey and definitely have a fighters chance in this one. I think if the Kings win, it’s going to be a low scoring game, so maybe the under is a safer bet.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Los Angeles +255
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