St. Louis Blues (10-9) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (11-7-1)
November 25, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -178 / St. Louis Blues +152; Over/Under: +6.5
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The St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Friday night.
The St. Louis Blues will look to rebound from a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Sabers in their last game. Brayden Schenn and Robert Thomas each have a team-high 17 points with Schenn logging 6 goals and 11 assists while Thomas has 4 goals and 13 assists. Justin Faulk and Jordan Kyrou each had 14 points with Faulk logging 10 assists while Kyrou chipped in 8 assists. Jordan Binnington’s seen the action in goal for St. Louis up to this point in the season with a record of 9-6 along with a 2.98 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to bounce back from a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins last time out. Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 28 points including a team-high 18 assists while Steven Stamkos has 21 points with a team-high 10 goals on the year. Brayden Point also has 18 points with 6 goals and 12 assists while Mikhail Sergachev has 18 points with 4 goals and 14 assists this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy is 7-6-1 with a 3.00 GAA and a .903 save percentage while Brian Elliott is 4-1 with a 3.37 GAA and a .891 save percentage so far between the pipes for Tampa Bay.
St. Louis is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 16-7 in their last 23 road games while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Tampa Bay is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 37-16 in their last 53 home games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
I get the case to be made for backing either side in this game, but the reality is that I think it could go either way and I think whichever way it does go, we will get goals from it. These are two teams that have a lot of offensive potential here and while they have two of the league’s best goaltenders, the defense has not been as sharp as I’d like from both this season. I think this is a 4-3 game at the very least whichever way you have it going, so give me the over here.
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