The Carolina Hurricanes (44-15-7) wrap up a three-game road trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning (41-18-6) at Amalie Arena Tuesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+/Hulu). Below, we look at the Hurricanes vs. Lightning odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Hurricanes exorcised plenty of demons with a 6-1 blowout win over the Washington Capitals Monday. Carolina had dropped the first three meetings this season against Washington prior to the victory.
The Lightning belted the New York Islanders 4-1 Sunday to wrap up a four-game road trip on a high note. That road trip included a 3-2 loss at Carolina last Tuesday. The Under is on a 9-0 run for Tampa Bay.
Hurricanes at Lightning odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Hurricanes +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Lightning -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Hurricanes +1.5 (-250) | Lightning -1.5 (+180)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)
Hurricanes at Lightning projected goalies
Antti Raanta (11-4-3, 2.30 GAA, .919 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy (33-14-4, 2.36 GAA, .920 SV%, 2 SO)
Raanta will likely be between the pipes in the second end of a back-to-back set. He stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced against the St. Louis Blues Saturday in a 7-2 road victory.
Vasilevskiy snapped a three-game losing skid with a 23-save effort in a 4-1 win against the Islanders Sunday. He has allowed 3 or fewer goals in each of his past six outings despite that he had dropped the three prior starts.
Hurricanes at Lightning odds, lines, picks and predictions
Lightning 3, Hurricanes 1
The LIGHTNING (-140) are looking for a little revenge after a 3-2 setback in Carolina last Tuesday. The Hurricanes are on the end of a back-to-back set, and playing their third contest in a four-day stretch.
While Carolina is actually an impressive 31-14 in its last 45 when playing on no rest, this is a super tough stretch against three contenders. The Hurricanes are just 1-4 in their last five road games, too. Back the home side here.
Against the spread
The LIGHTNING -1.5 (+180) is actually worth a roll of the dice at this price.
They’re in a very good spot facing a tired Hurricanes team. While the Lightning have struggled to score goals lately, going for just 19 goals across their last nine outings, they’ll likely be catching the Canes using a backup goalie.
UNDER 5.5 (-105) is worth a look here.
The Lightning and Hurricanes cashed the Under last week in Raleigh, totaling 5 goals. Tampa is on a 9-0 Under run. Carolina is averaging 5.3 goals per game across the past three — all Over results — but the Lightning should be able to keep the Canes down.
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