Flyers at Lightning Picks, Predictions & NHL Game Odds 3/18/13

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers are going to square off on the NHL odds and betting lines on Monday. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our Flyers @ Lightning picks & predictions for hockey for what should be a great game on Monday.

Free NHL Picks: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, February 18th, 7:30 ET
Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa Bay, FL
NHL Betting Odds: Tampa Bay -112
Flyers vs. Lightning NHL On TV: NBC Sports Network

5DimesAre the oddsmakers kidding us right now? Really? The Flyers and the Lightning have had terrible offensive numbers over the course of the last several games, and the NHL odds feature a whopping six in this game. Oh sure, history suggests that both of these teams have the ability to fire off a lot of goals, but this line was clearly based upon averages instead of recent form. Since the Bolts have lost C Vincent Lecavalier to injury, they have been atrocious offensively. They were shut out in a game in which they only had 18 shots on goal against the New York Islanders, and the game before it, it was amazing that they managed a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers in a game in which they were outshot 39-13. Philly hasn’t been much better. The team won 2-1 in a shootout against the New Jersey Devils over the weekend, but there are just six goals to show for its last four games. In this stretch, the club has averaged just 24.5 shots per game, and in three of those four games, 25 shots or fewer were all that was mustered. This one just isn’t adding up to us. The Flyers and the Lightning really shouldn’t be getting to seven goals, and we think that the oddsmakers just blew this one.

Flyers vs. Lightning Pick: Under 6
Flyers at Lightning Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 3 – Philadelphia 1

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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