Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes
Watch: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Odds: Lightning -122, Hurricanes +110 || O/U 6
Pick: Two of the Central Division’s top teams face off when the first-place Hurricanes host the defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning. Carolina’s high-octane offense (3.69 goals per game) will face a stingy Lightning defense and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (.930 save percentage). Carolina can set a franchise record for longest home point streak to start a season (8 games). We say they do it. And take the under.
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Shoutout: In our last edition, we asked subscribers to predict the winner, score and leading scorer of Friday’s Jazz-Clippers game. The Clippers won 116-112 and Donovan Mitchell of the Jazz dropped 35.
No subscriber had the Clippers winning (neither did we though we nailed the over), but David Nagelberg (@SportsGuruDave) did correctly predict Mitchell would have the most points.
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