Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Feb 24, 2021

Martin Necas

The Hurricanes have yet to lose two in a row this season and will try to keep it that way against the league’s highest scoring offence.

Carolina
36-12-6-2
AT
February 24, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
36-17-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -185
Moneyline +145
Over / Under o +6

32%

Betting Action

68%

Puckline -1.5 +154
Moneyline -175
Over / Under u +6

32%

Betting Action

68%

Two of the league’s top offences go at it for the third game in a row when the Tampa Bay Lightning return home to take on the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hurricanes vs. Lightning Betting Analysis

Although these teams average almost four goals per game each, the two have not been scoring against each other much this season. The over/under is set at six and in all three of their 2021 matchups have played under. Sports Interaction bettors are fairly split on it as 55 per cent have the over.

About 71 per cent of bettors are taking the favorite in Tampa Bay despite the Hurricanes being up in the season series 2-1 and two spots ahead of them in the standings.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes slid one point out of first in the Central division when they lost to the Lightning 4-2 at home on Monday night. The Hurricanes have yet to lose two in a row this season and will try to keep it that way against the league’s highest scoring offence. Hurricanes will be without forward Teuvo Teravainen tonight as he was diagnosed with a concussion earlier in the week. Rookie defenceman Jake Bean has recorded a point in the past three games, and the line of Nino Niederreiter, Vincent Trocheck and Martin Necas has also been red hot.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning finally found a way to beat the Hurricanes’ goalies on Monday after getting shut-out in their first two meetings of the year. The Bolts have been great at Amalie Arena, losing just once in seven contests. Andrei Vasilevskiy has been a horse for Tampa Bay this year, starting 14 of 16 games. Considering they play these Hurricanes again Thursday night coach Jon Cooper might consider starting backup goalie Curtis McElhinney. Steven Stamkos has been a force this year as well with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 14 games.

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