Vegas vs. Tampa Bay, 02/04/2020 19:00 EDT, Score: 2 - 4

Money Line: -168 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: SportsBetting

Result: Win

The set-up: If you don't mind laying a bit of chalk, I think the home side is definitely worth a second look in this matchup. Tampa won its final three games of its road trip and it's had two whole nights off to prepare for a tough upcoming stretch. After this game the Bolts welcome Pittsburgh, the Islanders and then they're back on the road again with contests at Columbus and Pittsburgh. This is a difficult spot for Vegas, which plays the seventh game of an eight-game road trip tonight, with the finale in Florida on Thursday. After blanking the Predators on the road last time out, Vegas could finally be caught looking ahead to the end of this gruelling journey.

The pick: Additionally note that Vegas is just 2-6 in its last eight road games after blanking its previous opponent and scoring three or more goals in the victory in, while Tampa Bay is 7-3 in its last ten home games after shutting out its previous opponent in a victory. I think the surging home side takes advantage of this situation. Consider Tampa on Tuesday night.

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