Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1 – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning square off in the opening game of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 7:00 PM ET. The Panthers are favored (-148) against the Lightning (+126).

Panthers vs. Lightning Predictions

Panthers vs. Lightning Betting Odds

Panthers vs Lightning Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Panthers -148 6.5

Panthers vs. Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Panthers have gone 61-22 this season when listed as a moneyline favorite.
  • When it has played with moneyline odds of -148 or shorter, Florida is 51-15 (winning 77.3% of the time).
  • The Panthers have a 59.7% chance (based on the moneyline’s implied probability) to win this contest.
  • The Panthers are the top-scoring squad in the NHL with 337 total goals (4.1 per game on 7.0 assists per contest).
  • Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 242 total goals (3.0 per game) to rank 12th in NHL play.
  • The Lightning have claimed an upset victory in six, or 35.3%, of the 17 games they have played while the underdog this season.
  • Tampa Bay’s moneyline odds have been +126 or longer twice this season, and it lost both.
  • With 285 goals (3.5 per game), the Lightning have the league’s seventh-best offense.
  • The Lightning’s total of 228 goals conceded (2.8 per game) is sixth in the league.

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Panthers vs. Lightning Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Florida and its opponent have combined to outscore Tuesday’s over/under of 6.5 goals 56 times.
  • A total of 44 of Tampa Bay’s games have finished with more than 6.5 goals this season.
  • The total for this game (6.5) is 1.1 less than the combined scoring averages for the Panthers (4.11) and Lightning (3.48).
  • These two teams allow a combined 5.7 goals per game, 0.8 less than this one’s over/under.

Panthers Team Leaders

  • Jonathan Huberdeau: 30 goals and 85 assists
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr.: 39 goals and 49 assists
  • Sam Reinhart: 33 goals and 51 assists
  • Sergei Bobrovsky: 39-7-3 record, .912 save percentage, 137 goals allowed

Lightning Team Leaders

  • Steven Stamkos: 42 goals and 64 assists
  • Victor Hedman: 20 goals and 66 assists
  • Nikita Kucherov: 25 goals and 44 assists
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy: 39-18-5 record, .916 save percentage, 156 goals given up

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