Chicago Blackhawks (4-7-0) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-4)
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/9/23 – As the NHL regular season heats up, Chicago Blackhawks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, November 9th in Amalie Arena in an attempt to improve their standings compared to 4-7-0 record. Meanwhile, Lightning stand more favorably at 6-3-4 record and fans are excitedly tuning in for free NHL selections, keen on seeing what their bets could yield from this matchup.
Though they have struggled with consistency, the Blackhawks have displayed flashes of offense that suggest they should not be underestimated. Leading their charge is young talent Connor Bedard with his 14.7 shooting percentage who already netted 5 goals this season. Unfortunately for them however, Tampa’s defense will be formidable, meaning their offensive dynamic must find ways to go around Jonas Johansson who has proven his worth over 10 games so far this season.
Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay’s offensive attack with 22 points from 10 goals and 12 assists, which includes playmaking from Brayden Point and Victor Hedman – their play will put Petr Mrazek under considerable pressure as their.923 save percentage will likely come under siege against an offensively powerful Lightning team at home ice.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/9/23 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET|
Goaltender Petr Mrazek vs. Goaltender Jonas Johansson
Petr Mrazek of the Chicago Blackhawks has been an exceptional performer, recording a.923 save percentage and showing agility and responsiveness that have enabled frequent scoring from Tampa. For Mrazek, this game presents another chance to establish his role by mitigating one of the league’s more aggressive offenses.
Jonas Johansson has had an inconsistent tenure between the pipes for Tampa, posting a 0.907 save percentage. Yet his ability to come through in key moments should never be discounted. Even though Chicago may not pose as much offensive danger than Tampa does, they do possess goal scorers who could expose any weaknesses in Johansson’s game and pose as threats to victory for Johansson.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Lightning -230, Total Odds: 6.5
Current betting odds show the Tampa Bay Lightning as significant favorites with a moneyline of -230 and an over/under goal total of 6.5 goals that leans slightly toward an “over” prediction – both indicators that this game should feature plenty of scoring action – something reinforced by their recent track record for games going over total scoreboard.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago’s recent performances have painted an uncertain picture. Their totals have gone over in four of their last six games, suggesting an inclination towards higher-scoring contests; however, their overall success in these matchups has been dismal; posting only two wins from seven total encounters (particularly against Tampa Bay on the road where they often fall short). Bettors should bear this in mind when assessing Chicago as an underdog contender.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay, on the other hand, has enjoyed more success at home against Chicago than away and boasts an admirable track record against them when hosting. Four out of their last five games saw total goals go over, giving bettors confidence that Tampa Bay can pull off yet another home victory against them.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/9/23 Betting Picks
Based on data and team performances, my prediction here leans heavily in favor of Tampa Bay Lightning taking advantage of their home advantage and offensive firepower to defeat Chicago Blackhawks. With their ability to perform in key moments at home games despite less attractive odds due to being the favourites, this prediction holds.
Tampa Bay seems poised to maintain their dominance against Chicago at Amalie Arena. Puck line betting could offer the best return, while over/under might prove more challenging given recent trends – although given both teams’ offensive trends, over might prove attractive as it offers potentially higher rewards. Multi-handicapper tips should keep an eye out for in-game dynamics and power play opportunities for Tampa Bay as these could offer additional betting angles.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2.