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Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/27/2024]

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/27/2024]

NHL action continues on Saturday at 5:00PM ET as the Florida Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Saturday's Panthers vs. Lightning matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Puck Line

We have used innovative machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NHL Playoffs matchup between the Panthers and Lightning 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Panthers a 51% chance of beating the Lightning.

According to our model, the Lightning (+1.5) have a 70% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal over/under has a 53% chance of going under.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs (aka NHL Playoffs) is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup.

A total of 16 teams, including the Panthers and Lightning, reached the NHL Playoffs 2024, which consists of four rounds: the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

Each round of the NHL Playoffs is played as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Panthers vs. Lightning Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Panthers Lightning
Puck Line -1.5 (+202) +1.5 (-230)
Moneyline -120 +110
Total o6.5 (+100) u6.5 (-122)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Panthers vs. Lightning Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Panthers vs. Lightning. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Panthers vs. Lightning Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Panthers vs. Lightning?

According to our model, Tampa Bay's Brayden Point is most likely to score the first goal in Panthers vs. Lightning.

Our projections give Point a 9.4% chance of scoring the first goal at Amalie Arena, while the Lightning star is a 42.5% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Florida Panthers

Player First Goal Probability
Sam Reinhart 7.6%
Carter Verhaeghe 5.7%
Aleksander Barkov 5.3%
Matthew Tkachuk 5.3%
Vladimir Tarasenko 3.9%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player First Goal Probability
Brayden Point 9.4%
Steven Stamkos 7.4%
Anthony Duclair 5.3%
Nikita Kucherov 5.3%
Brandon Hagel 4.3%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Florida Panthers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Sam Reinhart 36.4%
Carter Verhaeghe 31.0%
Aleksander Barkov 30.3%
Matthew Tkachuk 29.9%
Vladimir Tarasenko 24.7%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Brayden Point 42.5%
Steven Stamkos 39.6%
Nikita Kucherov 29.2%
Anthony Duclair 26.8%
Nick Paul 24.5%

Panthers vs. Lightning Game Information

Saturday's matchup between the Lightning and Panthers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to commence at 5:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Panthers vs. Lightning includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.


We predict the Panthers, with a 51% win probability, will likely beat the Lightning on Saturday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Panthers vs. Lightning insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are sourced from current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

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