Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Date and Time: Thursday, December 27 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
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Flyers vs. Lightning TV Coverage: NBCSN
Philadelphia Flyers Record and Metrics
Philadelphia has a record of 14-16-4 with 20 of their 34 games going over the total. The Flyers have an offshore sportsbooks mark on the road of 7-8-2 with 11 of their away games going over the total.Philly is buried in ninth place in the Eastern Conference wild card standings where only the top two positions get their playoff tickets punched. The Flyers rank 18th for goal scoring and 30th for the power play.Defensively Philadelphia is even worse with rankings of 29th for goals against and 28th for penalty killing.
Tampa Bay Lightning Record and Metrics
Tampa Bay has an Online sportsbooks record of 28-7-2 with a home record of 15-4. The Lightning are the top team in the Eastern Conference.Tampa Bay has gone under the total in just 14 of their 37 games.At home they have gone under the total in just eight of their 19 games. The Lightning rank best in the NHL for both goal scoring and the power play. Defensively the Bolts rank a less impressive 13th for goals against and seventh for penalty killing.
Philadelphia has lost six of their last eight games on the road with three of their last five away matchups going over the total.Tampa Bay has printed money at Amalie Arena with 14 wins in their last 17 home games. Just three of the Lightning’s last 12 home games have gone under the total.
Head to Head Series
Philadelphia has lost three in a row to the Lightning. Overall in the last 20 meetings the Lightning have won 14 of the last 20 meetings in this series. The last six games between the Flyers and Lightning have gone over the total.At Amalie Arena the Lightning have dominated this series with 10 wins in their last 12 home games against the Flyers. Just two of the last 11 games between the Flyers and Lighting at Tampa Bay have gone under the total.
Flyers to Watch
Left wing Claude Giroux leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, 30 assists and a plus four. Center Sean Couturier has a team best 14 goals with 12 assists. Right wing Jakub Voracek has nine goals, 18 assists.
Lightning to Watch
Tampa Bay has plenty of top shelf scoring quality starting with right wing Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has 16 goals, 41 assists and a plus 10. Center Brayden Point has 21 goals, 26 assists and a plus 13. Center and team captain Steven Stamkos has 20 goals with 19 assists.Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has three goals, 19 assists and a stellar plus 22.
Between the Pipes
Top Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has a .928 save percentage with a 2.39 goals against average. Backup Louis Domingue has a 2.99 GAA with a save percentage of .904.
Philadelphia’s rookie callup Carter Hart has a 2.36 GAA with a save percentage of .904. Number one goalie Brian Elliott remains out until mid-January.
Flyers vs. Lightning Betting Odds Free Picks
Tampa Bay will have the Best odds here. The Flyers and their terrible back end and penalty killing do not match up well with the Lightning.
Flyers vs. Lightning Betting Pick: Bet the Tampa Bay Lightning
Flyers vs. Lightning Score Prediction:Lightning 4, Flyers 2