Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Lightning versus the Ducks? The puck drops at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The Lightning are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 8:30 ET on Sunday, March 24th.


  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Ducks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+183)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Lightning Stand a Chance in Anaheim?

With a record of 38-25-7, the Lightning are 6th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the road, Tampa Bay is 17-16-3, and in their last ten games, they are 6-4. Over their last five games, the Lightning have won four straight games, and they have been favored in 40 of their 70 games this season.

So far this year, the Lightning have gone 20-19 against Eastern Conference teams and 8-11 in divisional games. As the favorite, Tampa Bay has a record of 25-13-2, and they have won two straight games when favored.

On the road this season, the Lightning have a puck line record of 18-18 and an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. So far, Tampa Bay has won 28 games by multiple goals and has a puck line record of 37-33.

Over their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 6-4, and they have covered the puck line in each of their last three games. On the road, Tampa Bay has a puck line record of 8-2 in their last ten games.

This season, Tampa Bay’s games have an average of 6.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Lightning come in with an over/under performance of 35-31-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Tampa Bay has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

On offense, the Lightning are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. Looking at how the Lightning’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 1st in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.

Tampa Bay’s leading goal scorer is Nikita Kucherov. So far this season, he has 41 goals, placing him 8th in the NHL. Kucherov also comes into the game with 82 assists.

Anaheim defense takes on the Lightning ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.7 shots per game against Anaheim. They also are 31st in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Jonas Johansson comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-7 and he has a save percentage of 0.591%.

No Pressure for Anaheim as Home Dogs

At home this season, the Ducks have gone just 11-24-1, and they have lost seven straight games as the underdog. Overall, the Ducks are 24-43-3 and sit in 14th place in the Western Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone just 2-8, and they have lost their last five games. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Ducks have gone just 11-28 this season.

On the season, the Ducks have a puck line record of 35-35, including a mark of 17-19 at home. So far, Anaheim has had 11 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Ducks have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

As the underdog this season, Anaheim has a puck line record of 32-29, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1.3 goals per game. In their last three games, the Ducks have gone 1-2 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential for the year is at -1.1 goals per contest.

Games involving Anaheim have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Ducks come in with a record of 32-34-4.

Across their last three road contests, Tampa Bay has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Ducks have an average of 2.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Ducks offense is 25th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Anaheim’s offense is Frank Vatrano. Coming into the game he has 30 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 21 assists.

Defensively, the Ducks come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.7 shots per game against Anaheim. For the season, they are ranked 31st in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Tampa Bay, goalie John Gibson has started 41 games in this season. His current record is 13-24, and his save percentage stands at 0.836%.