Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Lightning versus the Flyers? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Flyers are favored to win at home against the Lightning.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers -1.5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
- Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Lightning to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
- We like the Lightning on the moneyline (-109)
- The Lightning are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
Heading into today’s game, the Tampa Bay Lightning are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-18-5. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place. Over their last ten games, the Lightning have gone 7-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three outings. On the road this year, Tampa Bay has a record of 9-13-2.
As the underdog, the Lightning have been the favored team in 26 of their 47 games, and they have gone 16-9-1 in those contests. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Tampa Bay has a record of 10-12. For the year, the Lightning have 53 points.
On the season, Tampa Bay has been the underdog in 21 games, going 13-8 against the puck line in those games. Overall, the Lightning have gone 23-24 against the puck line, including a road record of 9-15.
Across their last ten games, Tampa Bay has gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.8 goals per game. So far, the Lightning have 16 wins by multiple goals and have lost by multiple goals 16 times.
Games involving Tampa Bay have an average of 6.6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Lightning come in with a record of 20-23-4.
In their last three games away from home, the Lightning have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
On offense, the Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Lightning have a 15-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-6 record.
Tampa Bay’s current leading scorer is Nikita Kucherov. This season, he has 28 goals, which puts him 4th in the NHL. Kucherov also comes into the game with 48 assists.
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Philadelphia, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 13-10, and his save percentage stands at 0.699%.
Will the Philadelphia Defense Show Up at Home?
At home this season, the Flyers have gone 11-10-2, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak at home. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Flyers are 25-16-6 and have 56 points through 47 games.
Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 6-4, and they have been favored in 14 of their 47 games this season. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia has gone 11-11 this season.
At home this season, the Flyers have a puck line record of 9-14, and they have gone 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, Philadelphia’s average scoring margin at home is -.3 goals per game. Overall, the team has a puck line record of 29-18.
Philadelphia has gone 3-11 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is just +.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Flyers have a puck line record of just 1-9.
For the season, Philadelphia’s games have finished with an average of 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Flyers have an over/under record of 18-26-3.
Through their last three road contests, the Lightning offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Tampa Bay posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
On the offensive side, the Flyers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 1st in the league. In terms of the Flyers’ offense during power plays, they are 25th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
Philadelphia’s current leading scorer is Travis Konecny. This season, he has 22 goals, which puts him 15th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.
Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Goalie Carter Hart gets the start and has made 25 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-9, and his save percentage is 0.782%.