The Tampa Bay Lightning have a lot of ground to make up in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but there’s never been a better time, with 14 of their next 20 games on home ice. The Bolts will look to send the Florida crowd home happy tonight when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to town. Sportsbooks opened the Lightning as -115 chalk with a total of 5.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Oilers’ last five games against the Lightning.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the Lightning’s last seven games as favorite.
- The Oilers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games after a win.
Tampa Bay is currently enjoying a season-high six-game point streak (4-0-2) due largely to the play of goaltender Ben Bishop. Bishop has allowed only five goals in his last four games (4-0-0) while boasting a .953 save percentage in that span.
Despite being outshot 39-22, the Oilers opened their six-game road trip with a 3-1 win against Chicago on Saturday where netminder Cam Talbot earned his 30th victory of the campaign. Connor McDavid, the league’s leading scorer, will make his first career visit to Tampa Bay. The 20-year-old has 67 points on the year and scored the deciding shootout goal in Edmonton’s 3-2 home win over the Lightning on December 17.
Home sides have been dominating this series over the last few seasons, as visiting clubs are a measly 1-8 SU in the last nine clashes between Edmonton and Tampa Bay.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -115 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.2 result in favor of the Lightning today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
26-24-8 Tampa Bay battles the Oilers, currently with a 32-19-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-24-7 for the Lightning and 22-33-4 for the Oilers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Edmonton injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 23-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 5-rated Edmonton Oilers in this matchup.
The game also pits Tampa Bay’s No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.76 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.58 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 21.36% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.76% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They won as -175 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
- Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Edmonton is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Edmonton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing Edmonton
- Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Next Betting Matchups
Edmonton at Florida, Wednesday, February 22nd
Tampa Bay home to Calgary, Thursday, February 23rd