Avalanche vs Lightning Free NHL Pick, 10-20-2016 – SportsInvestorCentral.com
Odds: Tampa Bay -179, 5.5
Puck Drops: 7:30pm EST, Thursday October 20th
The Colorado Avalanche begin the second half of a four game road trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Amalie Arena. The Avs enter Tampa at a record of 2-1, but with a goal differential of -1 over their first three games.
The Lightning are undefeated in three home games, and this matchup marks the final contest of their season-opening home stand. Twelve different players have recorded at least one point for the Lightning as they have had no problem putting pucks in the net. This is all without one of their top players, Ryan Callahan who underwent hip surgery and isn’t due back until the winter.
So far, so good, for the Colorado Avalanche who have scored ten goals in two wins, one of which coming against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Avalanche vs Lightning Free NHL Prediction
Tampa Bay features one of the best goaltenders in the NHL, Ben Bishop. The Lightning roster looks almost identical to last year’s with Steven Stamkos back in action leading the top line and first power play unit. I see Tampa Bay winning this game at home to go (4-0) on the season.
Avalanche vs Lightning Free NHL Pick: Tampa Bay -179