Puck Line Pick
The Vegas Golden Knights get an ultimate test as they pay a visit to Amalie Arena for a duel with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vegas has won three of its last four games, and that includes each of their last two games. The Lightning has won four of its last five games, and each of their last three games. They have won each of their last three games against a team from the Pacific Division, and they get yet another match-up with a team from the division. Vegas is 2-5 in their last seven games against a team from the Eastern Conference. The Golden Knights and Lightning have matched-up four prior times, and Vegas has emerged as the winner in three of those four games. Each of the last two meetings has been decided by one goal, as each team has a 3-2 victory over the other. Taking the Lightning on the puck line at home has to be the play here, even with Vegas’ success at Amalie Arena.
Over Under Pick
Vegas and Tampa Bay have both been unafraid to score goals this season. Yet both seem to limit goal scoring, especially when facing off against each other. The Golden Knights have scored four goals or less in each of the last four head-to-head meetings. Tampa has only managed to score three goals once in the last three games against Vegas. Each of those last three meetings has totaled five goals. At a total of 6.5, that is very unlikely to be reached. Take the under with high confidence.