Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Lightning NHL Odds
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(23-32-4) Los Angeles Kings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (47-11-3)
Date: Monday February 25th
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: TB -305
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Los Angeles Kings continue to fall as they are not only last within the Pacific division, but, are also losers of seven straight. Their last defeat was at the hands of the Florida Panthers as their dismal offense could only muster one goal compared to giving up six.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are just the opposite as they are ranked tops in the Atlantic Standings. Also, they have won eight straight games after a shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres in their last time out.
Los Angeles Kings
Dustin Brown scored on an unassisted goal for the Kings as this was their only highlight versus the Florida Panthers. And while Brown’s goal tied the game at one all in the first period, the Panthers scored five unanswered in which to pick up the blowout victory in the end.
Leading goal scorer in Anze Kopitar (44) has indeed struggled for the Kings in the last ten games as he has only 15 shots on goal while scoring just 2 goals in the meantime. Point leader in Tyler Toffoli (27) has not scored a point in the last five games as well.
In all, the Kings had just 19 shots on goal for the night versus the Panthers while allowing 25 shots, total, to the Panthers in defeat. They may be in for yet another long night on the ice as they suffered a blowout loss to the Lightning in their last meeting in early January.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikita Kucherov scored in regulation as well as allowing his team to continue their extended winning streak in their last outing versus the Sabres. In all, Kucherov has scored 8 goals in the last seven games for the Lightning on 29 shots.
And while Kucherov remains the leading goal scorer on the season for Tampa Bay (100), Steven Stamkos is the leading point getter for the Lightning as he has racked up 14 in the last ten games for Tampa Bay.
Both Kucherov along with Stamkos scored goals in their last outing versus the Kings while Stamkos was responsible for two goals in the contest with two assists. In this outing, the Lightning sprinted out to a 5-0 lead before the Kings were able to get on the board.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
- Kings are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
- Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.
- Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
I certainly see the Lightning having their way with the Kings, once again, as the over will indeed be the strong play. In fact, with the over being the result in five of the last seven road games for the Kings, due to them allowing 25 goals during this time, look for the Lightning to continue to roll as the total will surpass it limit as Tampa Bay will pick up the 5-2 win.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Kings 2 – Lightning 5
The Kings will be taken advantage of early in this matchup as they will be no match for a team in the Lightning that continues to gain more and more confidence as the season progresses. In all, look for the home team to pull out a victory over Los Angeles in offensive fashion on Monday.
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