Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Lightning NHL Odds
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(27-22-4) Los Angeles Kings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (23-24-6)
Date: Tuesday, February 7th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Los Angeles Kings, winners of five of their last six, travel to Tampa to face a Lightning team that occupies the last-place spot in the Atlantic Division.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings saw their five-game winning streak come to an ugly end on Sunday after getting thrashed to the Washington Capitals, 5-0. The loss was L.A.’s first since Jan. 23, and they’ll continue their East coast road trip against a struggling Lightning team.
Despite losing Jonathan Quick in the first game of the season, the Kings have been led by their stout defense. Peter Budaj has been remarkable in net for the Kings, who allowed just three goals during their five-game winning streak.
Budaj’s 1.96 GAA is the best in the NHL, as are his seven shutouts. He has also been the beneficiary of phenomenal defense, led by anchor Drew Doughty. Currently, the Kings are 4th in goals allowed and 1st in shots on goal allowed, a testament to their excellent defensemen.
While their offense is lackluster (22nd in goals), the defense is one of the best in the league.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning would like to put this season behind them as quickly as possible as they find themselves with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Everything has gone wrong for the Lightning this year, including losing franchise player Steven Stamkos and All-Star goaltender Ben Bishop to injuries. It’s tough to win when two of your best players are injured, and Tampa Bay is learning that first hand.
The Lightning are just two years removed from making the Stanley Cup Finals, though it’s incredible to see how far they’ve fallen.
Tampa Bay has only won seven of its last 20 games, and the team hasn’t won back-to-back games since Dec. 22. The Lightning defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime on Saturday, so can they finally snap that streak by beating the Kings in this one?
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Kings O/U is 1-4-6 in their last 11 games.
- Lightning are 13-10-2 at home.
- Lightning are 5-10-2 vs. the Western Conference.
- Lightning are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Prediction:
The L.A. Kings are beginning to find that second-half magic that has made them so special during the last few years, and this is a winnable game for them.
The Kings’ defense will give the Lightning fits as its done to most teams this year.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Los Angeles ML
I don’t think Tampa Bay has enough to get past goalie Peter Budaj, a guy who’s recorded shutouts in three of his last five games.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 3 – Tampa Bay 1
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