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Lightning vs. Hurricanes NHL Game 3 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 3 (TB leads series 2-1)
Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8)
Date: Saturday, June 5
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Amelie Arena
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Moneyline, Total and Odds
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Moneyline: Lightning -166|Hurricanes +140
Odds to win Stanley Cup:
Spread:Lightning -1.5 (+168)|Hurricanes +1.5 (-205)
Total:5.5 Over +114 | Under -140
Odds to win Stanley Cup:Lightning |Hurricanes
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Predictions and Picks
- Over 5.5 +114
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes News, Analysis, and Picks
The Carolina Hurricanes put forward their least impressive effort of the second round in Game 3 but still managed to get the win and cut the Tampa Bay Lightning’s series lead in half. Offense has flowed more naturally at Amelie Arena this postseason, leaving an edge on betting the total.
There have been at least 72 scoring chances and 23 high-danger chances in three of the Lightning’s four home games this postseason. Granted, two of those games needed overtime, but with both getting sorted out in the first six minutes, there are still a plethora of chances being created per 60-minutes.
On average, teams are combining for 68.8 scoring chances and 24.1 high-danger chances per 60-minutes. Production metrics have been impressive, but that hasn’t resulted in increased output. Teams have a cumulative shooting percentage of 10.7% across the four games in Tampa, with only two of the four going over the total. We should anticipate more goals with sustained production metrics, as we see in Tampa.
Game 3 was a pond-hockey game with non-stop offensive action featuring 64 shots, 80 scoring chances, and 31 high-danger opportunities. Still, there were only five goals scored. Andrei Vasilevskiy came down from his 94.3% postseason save percentage, which remains inflated relative to career averages. As such, we should expect further regression towards the mean, resulting in more goals.
The Lightning dominated Game 3 but were stonewalled by Alex Nedeljkovic. Their team shooting percentage of 5.4% was the low mark of their postseason, and although the Lightning’s postseason shooting percentage remains inflated, we should expect a better shooting percentage in Game 4.
Dating back to the regular season, the Hurricanes have gone over the total in three of four road games this season and six of eight while the Bolts have gone over in five of their last eight home games.
We are backing the over in Tampa this afternoon. Both teams’ offenses are at the forefront of their systems, and some inspired offensive performances are being put together at Amelie Arena this postseason. Don’t pass up plus-money on the over.