Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated May 23, 2022

The Bolts can advance to the final four of the playoffs for the sixth time in eight years with a win on Monday, when they host the Panthers in Game 4 of their playoff series.

Florida
58-18-2-4
AT
May 23, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
51-23-3-5
Puckline +1.5 -203
Moneyline +119
Over / Under o +6

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +169
Moneyline -143
Over / Under u +6

39%

Betting Action

61%

The Lightning remained dominant while racking up a 5-1 victory in Game 3 action on Sunday afternoon, and are now poised to complete their first playoff series sweep since 2011. In addition to averting yet another early playoff exit, the Panthers look to Game 4 aiming to avoid losing four in a row for the first time since November.

In the wake of Sunday’s victory, the Lightning have finally broken through on the game line odds. Pegged as underdogs in each of the first three games of the series, the Lightning have rocketed to -138 favourites in Monday’s contest, backed by 58% of the betting action. Tampa Bay has also vaulted to massive -1167 chalk on the NHL playoff series prices, and is pegged as a short -120 bet to reach the Stanley Cup Final for a third straight year. With their backs against the wall, the Panthers have steadily faded to +115 underdogs since opening at +101, and lag as distant +702 longshots on the series prices. The total is also on the decline, dipping from 6.5 to 6.0, with the OVER sporting -120 odds.

Panthers vs. Lightning NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

Monday night’s matchup at Amalie Arena marks the eighth overall meeting of the season between these clubs. With the Lightning taking the first three games in the series, they have now won nine of their past 13 head-to-head clashes, with six of those victories coming by double-digit margins. The UNDER has prevailed in all three series contests to date, in seven of the past nine overall clashes between these clubs. However, the OVER has gone 8-6-1 in the past 15 in which the total was pegged at 6.0 or lower.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers finally enjoyed a breakthrough on the power play in Game 3, potting their first goal of the postseason with the man advantage. However, Sam Reinhart’s first-period marker failed to spark the club’s moribund attack. This club has mustered just three total goals so far in the series despite averaging over 35 shots per game. The leading goal scorer during the regular season, Aleksander Barkov has remained snake bitten during this series, compiling just one total assist. Linemates Carter Verhaeghe and Claude Giroux have fared no better, producing just one total assist while mustering just 11 combined shots on the goal through Game 3.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Now riding a five-game win streak, the Lightning are flashing the form that made them two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Steve Stamkos finally broke through with a two-goal performance in Game 3. However, it has been the role players that have continued to power the attack. Corey Perry opened the scoring with his third goal in as many games, and now sits alongside Ross Colton with a team-high five playoff goals. Of course, the Lightning probably wouldn’t be where they are without the spectacular play of Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Tampa Bay netminder has stopped 132 of 136 shots he has faced over the past four games, and has emerged as a high-value +744 bet to repeat as Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

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