Tampa Bay vs Florida: prediction for the NHL preseason match
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightninghavelooked poor in the preseason. They won only one of their five games, defeating Carolina with a score of 8:5. This was the only game where Tampa showed productive performance. Forward Fortier scored a hat-trick.
As for the rest of the games, the Lightning's attack left much to be desired. The team suffered devastating defeats from Nashville (1:6 and 2:6), and also failed to beat Carolina (1:3) and lost to Florida (2:3). Tampa missed many great chances in the previous game against the Panthers, especially in the third period.
The Florida Panthers, on the contrary, are showing great results in the preseason. In the first two games, the Panthers went against Nashville. The first victory was hard-earned: the Panthers prevailed in overtime (5: 4 OT). But in the return match, Florida cruised to victory (3:1). Goaltender Knight had a fantastic game and saved 96% of the shots.
The Panthers also defeated the Dallas Stars twice, and again, got a landslide victory in the second game (6:3). Forward Barkov scored one goal and also gave an assist.
In 5 head-to-head games in a row, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Tampa scored first.
Tampa are out of form, and it is hard to predict when we will be able to see the Lightning that we know. Florida, on the other hand, keep chalking up victories. We think the Panthers should win here.
Our prediction - Florida to win with a handicap (0)
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Florida
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The opponents do not always show productive play in head-to-head games. They scored more than 5 goals in only 2 out of 6 previous matches.
Second bet - total under 6 goals