Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 2
Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Thursday will see the Florida Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning, beginning at 7:00 PM ET. The Lightning lead the series 1-0. The Lightning are underdogs on the road, at +133, and the Panthers are -156. Find more below on the Panthers vs. Lightning betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Panthers vs. Lightning Spread and Betting Line
Panthers vs Lightning Betting Information
Panthers vs. Lightning Game Info
- Game Day: Thursday, May 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Sunrise, Florida
- Arena: BB&T Center
Computer Predictions for Panthers vs. Lightning
Computer picks for Panthers vs Lightning
Panthers 4 Lightning 3
Panthers vs. Lightning Betting Trends
Florida has gone 61-24 as the oddsmakers’ favorite this season.
The Panthers have been victorious in 46 of the 61 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -156.
There is a 60.9% chance that Florida wins this game, per the moneyline.
Florida Panthers Leaders
One of Florida’s leading offensives player this season is Jonathan Huberdeau, who has 115 points (30 goals, 85 assists) and plays an average of 19:26 per game.
Aleksander Barkov Jr. is contributing with 88 points (39 goals, 49 assists).
Sam Reinhart’s 84 points this season have come via 33 goals and 51 assists.
Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 39-7-3. He has allowed 137 goals (2.67 goals against average) and recorded 1428 saves.
Florida Panthers Season Stats
The Panthers are the top-scoring unit in the NHL with an average of 4.1 goals per game, resulting in 337 this season.
On defense, the Panthers have allowed 242 goals (3.0 per game) to rank 12th in NHL action.
The team’s goal differential (+95) leads the NHL this season .
The 64 power-play goals the Panthers have scored this season have come on 262 power-play chances, ranking them second-best in the NHL.
The Panthers’ 24.4% power-play conversion rate ranks fifth-best in the NHL this season.
The Panthers have scored a total of 12 shorthanded goals this season.
The Panthers rank 16th in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 79.5%.
The Panthers’ players win 48.2% of their faceoffs to rank 22nd in the NHL.
The Panthers connect on 11% of their shots, ranking fourth in the NHL.
The Panthers have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 25 hits and 12.1 blocked shots per game.
Lightning vs. Panthers Betting Trends
The Lightning have secured an upset victory in eight, or 42.1%, of the 19 games they have played as an underdog this season.
Tampa Bay’s moneyline odds have been +133 or longer two times this season, and it split 1-1.
The win probability for the Lightning, implied from the moneyline, is 42.9%.
Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders
Steven Stamkos’ 42 goals and 64 assists in 81 matchups give him 106 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
Victor Hedman has made a big impact for Tampa Bay this season with 86 points, thanks to 20 goals and 66 assists.
Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has 69 points (25 goals, 44 assists) this season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has a 39-18-5 record this season, with a .916 save percentage (19th in the league). In 63 games, he has 1712 saves, and has given up 156 goals (2.5 goals against average).
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats
The Lightning have the NHL’s seventh-best scoring offense (285 total goals, 3.5 per game).
The Lightning have allowed 2.8 goals per game, 228 total, the sixth-fewest among league teams.
Their +57 goal differential is seventh-best in the league.
The Lightning have put up 63 power-play goals this season, which are fourth-best in the NHL (on 260 power-play chances).
The Lightning’s power-play conversion rate (24.2%) ranks seventh-best in the league.
The Lightning have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (12th among NHL squads).
The 81.4% of opponent power plays the Lightning kill is the ninth-best penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Lightning win 50.1% of their faceoffs. That’s the 15th-ranked rate in the NHL.
The 11.3% shooting percentage the Lightning have amassed ranks third in the league.
The Lightning have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
Panthers and Lightning Injury Report
Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: Out (Undisclosed), Jonas Johansson: Out (COVID-19), Mason Marchment: Day To Day (Lower body)
Lightning: Brayden Point: Day To Day (Lower-body)
Betting Tips for Panthers vs. Lightning
The Panthers on the moneyline (-156) is our best bet after analyzing all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will finish over the total of 6.5 goals, with the Panthers (-1.5) covering the spread.
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