Tampa vs Vancouver: prediction for the NHL game
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa are in great form, which helped them get a crushing victory over beat Vancouver (6:1) away. Striker Kucherov had an excellent game and scored a hat-trick. The Lightning's defensive line also delivered great performance as they allowed the opponent only 18 shots on goal.
Before that, the Lightning suffered a defeat to Boston at home (2:5). Tampa conceded four goals in the first two periods and couldn't level the score.
Vancouver are continuing their series of away games. In the last five matches, the Canucks suffered only one defeat in regulation time, to Florida (2:5). Goalie Demko wasn't very reliable and managed to save only 80% of the shots.
The Canucks also lost to Los Angeles in a penalty shootout. Currently, Vancouver are on the 13th line in the Western Conference standings with 35 points to their name.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, Tampa scored first.
Tampa are on top form and should have no problems against Vancouver, especially at home, where they have consistently earned points. We suggest betting on the favorite in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - Tampa to win
The two sides aren't used to sitting on the defensive in head-to-head games, which leads to a large number of goals. We believe that this will be a high-scoring game.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals