The Minnesota Wild and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to square off tonight from Amalie Arena in Florida. Puck-drop between the two sides is all set for 7 p.m. EST.
The Wild enter with a record of 25-16-4. They have gone 5-3-2 over their last ten games and are looking to make up some ground in the Central Division. Going up against the Lightning tonight, the Wild will need to rely on their star players here. Kirill Kaprizov is a problem on a nightly basis for opponents so Minnesota will need him to have another strong game for them to win here.
As for Tampa Bay, they enter this contest with a record of 29-15-1. They have won six of their last ten overall but have dropped two straight. The defending Eastern Conference Champions are still a force to deal with and can score, almost at will. They are a team that nobody likes to face and one that can take over a game easily. They still have dominant goaltending and a defense that can pressure the hell out of their opponents.
Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Minnesota Wild 4
I see this being a high scoring game with the home team taking the victory. Minnesota will push the Lightning but Tampa Bay gets the win.
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Spread- Minnesota Wild +1.5 (-185) / Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+155)
Moneyline- Minnesota Wild +135 / Tampa Bay Lightning -160
Total- 6.0 – Over (-120) / Under (+110)