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(20-20-4) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks (24-13-9)
Date: Tuesday January 17th
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Anaheim -147
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Anaheim -1.5
NHL Betting Total: Off
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Tampa Bay, with just one win in the last six games, will look to bounce back and grab a win against Anaheim.
Anaheim, winners of six out of eight, continues to have a solid season at home and will look for that to continue against the Lightning.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lighting have really never been able to figure out a consistent way to win after Steven Stamkos went down with an injury back in November.
Tampa Bay continues to struggle on the defensive end and rank 25th in the NHL in goals against. The Lightning have allowed 132 goals this year and the offense can’t seem to keep up to help bail out the poor defense.
The offensive burden, without Stamkos, has been placed on right winger Nikita Kucherov. He’s been a solid force all season and has 17 goals and 23 assists. In his last five games, he has a pair of goals.
Center Alex Killorn has played some decent hockey for the Lightning, and has a goal and an assist in his last five games. He has 13 goals and nine assists on the year.
Left winger Jonathan Drouin has been important for Tampa Bay. He has 13 goals and 15 assists this season, including two goals and three assists over his last five games.
Despite a tough 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis, the Ducks are having a solid season and are a very tough team to beat at home.
Ryan Getzlaf has already made his presence known since coming back from injury recently. In his first three games back, he has an assist in each, giving him 28 assists on the season.
Getzlaf is such an important piece to the Anaheim offense and the team is better with him on the ice.
With Getzlaf back on the ice, the Ducks are a better team. It also helps having guys like center Ryan Kesler, who has 18 goals and 19 assists on the season. He has three goals in his last five games.
Right winger Richard Rackell has 17 goals and eight assists on the season, including two goals and an assist in his last five.
The Ducks need these offensive weapons to be on their game in order to take care of the Lightning. The defense will be there, but it’s the offense that needs to handle things and get a good win at home.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The Total has gone UNDER in four of Anaheim’s last five games
- Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in the last six games
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Hockey Prediction:
I like Anaheim to take this one at home. The Ducks are a solid squad, much better than the Lightning. Anaheim gets the W at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Anaheim -147
Anaheim at home is usually a good bet. I’ll take the Ducks money line in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 2 – Anaheim 3
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