Puck Line Pick
The Lighting are absolutely unstoppable right now, as they’re riding an incredible 10-game winning streak. Their dominating stretch goes back to late December, as they’re 22-2-1 since December 23rd. Shockingly, only three of those victories didn’t come in regulation, and this stretch has improved their road record to 19-8-3. While they’re only 12-18 against the spread on the road, they’ve had a number of convincing road victories during their current streak. Can the Avalanche slow them on Monday? While Colorado has dropped two straight, they’re still 8-3-0 since January 16th. The Avs are also a solid 15-9-4 at home, 14-14 against the spread at home, and they topped the Lightning earlier this season. This could easily be a trap game for the Lightning. Of course, we’re not going to pick against Tampa until we actually see them lose a game, and the squad is rather different than the one that lost to Colorado earlier this season. That’s why we’re taking Lightning puck line on Monday.
Over Under Pick
The total has gone under in five of Tampa Bay’s last six games, and it’s gone under in each of Colorado’s last six. That’s why we’re taking the under on Monday.