The Nashville Predators host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bridgestone Arena in our NHL free pick for Tuesday. The Predators will look to bounce back after a disappointing match against Florida on Saturday where they lost 3-0. On the other hand, the Lightning are looking to snap a three game losing streak. Before we get into our NHL free pick for today’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NHL picks are now available for purchase. You can get today’s picks for only $5.
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Tuesday, December 3 – 20:00 EST – Bridgestone Arena
The Nashville Predators had a very shaky month of November. They will look for a fresh start when they host the Lightning on Tuesday. The Predators are 7-5-3 this season at home, and have lost six of their last seven matches at the Bridgestone Arena. Despite that, the Predators hold one of the most dangerous attacks. They are scoring 3.35 goals on average which ranks them 7th in the league. However, the Predators are suffering defensively. They are conceding an average of 3.27 goals which ranks them 23rd in the league. Keep an eye out for Josi and Duchene to make the difference in this one. These two players have accumulated 44 points together. Pekka Rinne is likely to get the start between the pipes. The goaltender is 9-4-2 this season with a goals against average of 2.84.
On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Lightning have not been playing up to their standards and are yet to pick up the pace. The Lightning are 6-5-2 on their travels and they have managed to win consecutive games only once on the road this season. This is also the first time this season where the Lightning are winless in three games. Much like the Predators, this team specializes in scoring. Tampa Bay is scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game which ranks them 4th in the league. The Lightning are doing slightly worse than the Predators defensively. They are conceding 3.29 goals on average which ranks them 25th. Look out for Kucherov, Stamkos, and Hedman to fuel this team’s attack tonight. Andrei Vasilevskiy should be chosen to start in goal for the Lightning. The goaltender is 9-7-1 this season with a goals against average of 2.96.
Overall, we should expect a match with many chances as both teams focus on their attacking approach. Furthermore, both teams hold very shaky defences and for that reason we should see plenty of goals. The Predators will be hungry to return to winning ways at home after having a very disappointing month of November. The Lightning will play hard to break their negative streak. For that reason, we believe the over should be the main bet in this match!
OUR PICK: OVER 6.5 TOTAL GOALS
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