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Hurricanes vs Lightning Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Marquee Matchup in Eastern Conference

Both Teams on Winning Streaks

The Carolina Hurricanes have continued to look like an Eastern Conference contender to start the new season. They’ve won their last two games and three out of four coming into a date with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning will be a tough test for them as they’re starting to cook. They started the season by losing three out of their first four games, but have since flipped and won three straight and five out of six.

Hurricanes vs Lightning Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
Hurricanes vs Lightning Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Which of these two teams is the best bet versus the NHL betting odds on Thursday?

Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports and NHL lines for Hurricanes vs Lightning. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.

Hurricanes’ Defense Stellar

The Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the league at keeping the puck away from the net, but it hasn’t all been on the goaltenders. Much of the success comes from the way that Carolina maintains puck possession and keeps it away from opponents.

They have allowed the third-least shots against this season at 236. To put this into perspective, the most shots allowed by a single team this year are 390 by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

As a result, the Hurricanes rank eighth in goals allowed per game at 2.78. Frederik Andersen could be in the net for this game. He’s 4-2-0 with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage.

If he’s not given the green light, Antti Raanta will get the nod with his 2-0-1 record, 2.23 GAA and .913 save percentage. If you bet online, you’d rather see Raanta between the pipes if the Hurricanes are your choice for your NHL picks.

Lightning Riding Hot Streak

Tampa Bay doesn’t rank very highly when it comes to both goals scored and goals against per game. However, the Lightning’s talent is pushing them to consistent victory lately.

On the offensive end, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are just taking over. Kucherov leads the team in both points with 15 and assists with 11. Stamkos leads with seven goals and is second in points at 11.

On the back end, they still boast one of the best goaltenders in the league in Andrei Vasilevskiy. He’s 4-3-0 with a 2.89 GAA and a .902 save percentage.

The challenge is he’s yet to really find his groove. While he’s won three of his last four starts, he’s allowed three or more goals in three straight. That’s not what you’d expect from a Vezina Trophy-caliber goalie.

Hurricanes vs LightningGame Injuries

Hurricanes vs Lightning Head-to-Head

The Hurricanes took on the Lightning three times last season and came out on top in two of those matchups.

Hurricanes vs Lightning Game Information

  • Game: Hurricanes (6-2-1) vs Lightning (6-4)
  • Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. ET
  • Hurricanes vs Lightning Live Stream: NHL.TV

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Hurricanes vs Lightning Prediction

These two teams are solid on paper, which makes it very difficult to determine the winner. That being said, one thing that has been consistent for both of them is defense.

We know what the Hurricanes bring to the table, and while Vasilevsky has struggled a bit, he has fared well against the Canes in recent years. He has a save percentage of .912 or better in each of the last three seasons when facing Carolina.

Look to the under in the sportsbook in this one. We should see a low-scoring affair.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are listed at -120in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Lightning, you have a chance to win $83. The Carolina Hurricanes are +100, offering a chance to win $100on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Tampa Bay Lightning a 54.54% chance to win, with the Carolina Hurricanes at 50.00%.

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