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Lightning Could Strike Again On Moneyline Versus Avalanche

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to extend their home winning streak to eight games when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Two of the best offensive teams in the league are sure to make the over many experts’ NHL best bet of the night.

The Lightning have won nine of 12 games since the mid point of the season after an inspiring 3-2 shootout win at Boston on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay has recorded 35 goals during its seven-game home win streak.

Lightning Could Strike Again On Moneyline Versus Avalanche
Lightning Could Strike Again On Moneyline Versus Avalanche

Colorado finally broke out of a mini-scoring slump with a 6-3 win at Washington on Tuesday after managing just six goals during an 0-3-1 stretch. The Avalanche lead the league in scoring at 3.70 per game.

The matchup showcases the league’s top two point producers. Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov posted 15 of his 90 points during his current eight-game point streak. Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon (87) had two assists Tuesday after being blanked the previous three games.

Avalanche vs Lightning Game Information

  1. Game: Avalanche (33-17-4) vs Lightning (29-20-5)
  2. Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
  3. Date/Time: Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m. ET
  4. Avalanche vs Lightning Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Lightning are a slight favorite in the NHL lines to split the season series on Thursday when the Avalanche visit. Colorado received two goals from Ryan Johansen and a pair of assists from MacKinnon for a 4-1 win over visiting Tampa Bay on Nov. 27. Under bettors are a surprising 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two offensively gifted teams.

Avalanche vs Lightning Spreads and Odds

Avalanche vs Lightning Prediction

Lightning 5, Avalanche 3

While the score has been kept down in five of the last six games between these two Cup contenders, it could open up at any time with players such as MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar for Colorado, and Kucherov, Point, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman on the ice for Tampa Bay.

  1. Over bettors are 3-1 in the last four and 32-20-2 on the season in Avalanche games.
  2. Lightning F Brandon Hagel boasts six goals and five assists during his seven-game point streak.
  3. The under is 3-1 in the last four Tampa Bay games and 27-24-3 at the sportsbook this season.
  4. Colorado has hit the game total under in only 17 of its last 47 road contests.
  5. The Lightning have only hit the first period game total under in 37 of their last 90 games.
  6. Avalanche F Artturi Lehkonen registered two goals and two assists on Tuesday after managing one point in six games since returning from injury.
  7. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in its last five games against Western Conference foes.
  8. The over is 6-1 in Colorado’s last seven as a road underdog.

 

Avalanche vs Lightning Over/Under Pick: Over 6½

Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has been brilliant the last two games and is 9-2-0 in his last 11 while Colorado’s Alexandar Georgiev owns 28 wins, but expect goals in this showdown.

Avalanche vs Lightning Pick Against the Spread: Lightning -1½

Colorado could build off its win on Tuesday, but the Lightning have found a higher level since the second half started and hold an advantage in net.

Avalanche vs Lightning Moneyline Pick: Lightning

Tampa Bay has been a better defensive team since the midpoint of the season and will have a real test against the hungry Avalanche. The Lightning have been finding more answers lately, though.

Avalanche vs Lightning Player Prop: Brayden Point 1+ goals

Point (25 goals) has gone four games without a point, but is due to break out after scoring the shootout winner for Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

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Questions Of The Day

Which team will score the first power-play goal of the game?


Tampa Bay. The Lightning lead the league with the man advantage at 30.7 percent and Colorado is seventh, but 1 for 16 the last five games.

Will Colorado defenseman Cale Makar break his scoring drought?


Yes. Makar has matched his season high by going three games without a point, so he is due to get at least one.

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