The reigning champs won two games on the road to begin their 2021 NHL Playoffs campaign. Now, the Florida Panthers join the Lightning back in Tampa Bay, with another loss nearly sealing their fate in this series. This NHL betting preview for the Panthers vs Lightning NHL Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 3 of this series.
Panthers vs Lightning Betting Preview and Prediction | NHL Playoffs
NHL Central Division Semifinals NHL Playoffs Game 3 (TB Leads 2-0)
Florida Panthers (37-14-5, 17-9-2 Away) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, 21-7-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Venue: Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Panthers vs Lightning NHL Betting Odds
Moneyline: FLA: (+124) | TB: (-146)
Spread: FLA: +1.5 (-220) | TB: -1.5 (+180)
Total: 5.5 – Over: (-122) I Under: (+100)
Panthers vs Lightning Betting Trends
- Florida is 6-2 SU in its last eight games.
- The total has gone OVER in four of Florida’s last five games on the road.
- Florida are 10-4 SU in its last 14 games this season.
- Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games.
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last five games at home.
Panthers vs Lightning Prediction
This NHL prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Tampa Bay a 65.6% chance to win Game 3 of this NHL Playoffs matchup.
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