Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3
The Florida Panthers go on the road to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Sunday, May 22, starting at 1:30 PM ET. The Lightning hold a 2-0 lead in the series. The sportsbooks see this as a close one, with the Panthers -114 to win on the moneyline, and the Lightning at -107. 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: Sunday, May 22, 2022
- Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
- Location: Tampa, Florida
- Arena: Amalie Arena
Computer Predictions for Panthers vs. Lightning
Computer picks for Panthers vs Lightning
Lightning 4 Panthers 3
Panthers vs. Lightning Betting Trends
Through 86 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Florida has won 61 of those matchups.
The Panthers have a record of 61-25 this season while playing with their moneyline odds shorter than -114.
The moneyline odds imply that Florida has a 53.3% chance of winning this game.
Florida Panthers Leaders
A leading contributor this season for Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau has scored 115 points in 80 games (30 goals and 85 assists).
Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 39 goals and 49 assists to total 88 points (1.3 per game).
Sam Reinhart has 84 total points for Florida, with 33 goals and 51 assists.
Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 39-7-3. He has conceded 137 goals (2.7 goals against average) and recorded 1428 saves with a .912 save percentage (23rd in the league).
Florida Panthers Season Stats
The Panthers rank first in the league with 337 total goals this season, averaging 4.1 per game.
On defense, the Panthers have conceded 242 goals (3.0 per game) to rank 12th in NHL play.
They have a league-pacing goal differential of +95 this season.
The Panthers’ 64 power-play goals they’ve put up this season (on 262 power-play chances) are the second-most in the NHL.
The Panthers’ offense ranks fifth the league with a 24.4% power-play conversion rate.
The Panthers’ offense has recorded 12 shorthanded goals this season (second among all teams).
The Panthers rank 16th in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 79.5%.
The Panthers win 48.2% of their faceoffs (22nd in the NHL).
The Panthers convert 11.0% of their shots, ranking fourth in the league.
The Panthers’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 25.0 hits and 12.1 blocked shots per game.
Lightning vs. Panthers Betting Trends
The Lightning have been the underdog 20 times this season, and upset their opponent in nine, or 45.0%, of those games.
Tampa Bay has 20 games this season playing as an underdog by -107 or longer, and is 9-11 in those contests.
The Lightning have a 51.7% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos has collected 64 assists and 42 goals in 81 games, good for 106 points.
Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman has racked up 86 total points (1.0 per game), with 20 goals and 66 assists.
Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has 69 points, courtesy of 25 goals (fourth on team) and 44 assists (third).
Andrei Vasilevskiy’s record stands at 39-18-5 on the season, giving up 156 goals (2.5 goals against average) and amassing 1712 saves with a .916 save percentage (17th in the league).
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats
The Lightning’s 285 total goals (3.5 per game) are the seventh-most in the league.
The Lightning have allowed 2.8 goals per game, 228 total, the sixth-fewest among NHL teams.
They have a +57 goal differential, which is seventh-best in the league.
The Lightning have scored 63 power-play goals this season (on 260 power-play chances). That’s the fourth-most in the NHL.
The Lightning’s power-play conversion rate (24.2%) is seventh-best in the league.
The Lightning have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (12th in the league).
The Lightning’s ninth-best penalty kill rate is 81.4%.
The Lightning win 50.1% of their faceoffs. That’s the 15th-ranked figure in the NHL.
The Lightning are shooting 11.3% (third in the league).
The Lightning have yet to shut out an opponent 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
We have the Lightning as our best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the Lightning (+1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6.5 goals when all is said and done.
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