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NHL: Oilers at Lightning Betting Analysis and Predictions

Overview

The Edmonton Oilers will head to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning in this cross-conference matchup. This will be the first time these two teams have met this season.

The Oilers are currently third in the Pacific Division standings, seven points out from the top spot. The Lightning are just five points out of first place in the Atlantic Division.

Last Game Records

Oilers

  • Last Game: Lost to the Minnesota Wild 3-7.
  • 28-19-3 overall record

Lightning

  • Last Game: Won against the New Jersey Devils 6-3.
  • 32-11-2-4 overall record

Matchup Information

Oilers at Lightning Betting Analysis

Edmonton Oilers Betting Analysis

The Oilers lost a five-game winning streak on Sunday, unfortunately. The Oilers gave up four goals in the first period and were never able to quite catch up, as the Minnesota Wild would go on to win 7-3.

Edmonton’s offense has never really been an issue. They are averaging 3.3 goals per game, which is ninth in all of the NHL. In their last five games, they have been even better, averaging 4.4 goals per game.

The Oilers’ injury report seems to keep growing. Most recently, the Oilers added Jesse Puljujarvi to their injury report with a lower-body injury that will keep him out until late March. Puljujarvi is responsible for 28 points, scoring 12 goals and assisting on 16 others.

Connor McDavid are Leon Draisaitl are the best duo in all of hockey. Not only are they number one and two for the Oilers, they are both top five in all of the NHL.

McDavid is leading the team with 71 total points. He has scored 26 goals and assisted on 45 others to get there.

Draisaitl is right behind him with 70 total points. He is a perfect split of 35 goals and 35 assists to make up his 70 points.

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Analysis

Tampa Bay has found themselves playing great hockey in their last two games. In just their third game since the All-Star break, the Lightning took care of business against New Jersey.

The Devils and Lightning were tied 3-3 going into the third period. The Lightning were able to close out the game and score three unanswered to give them the 6-3 victory.

The Lightning, statistically, are just a little bit ahead of the Oilers, as they average 3.41 goals per game, which is eighth in the NHL. In their last five home games, they have a record of 4-0-0-1 and are averaging exactly three goals per game.

The Lightning are led by the veteran Steven Stamkos. In his 14th season, Stamkos has found his way to the top with 23 goals and 32 assists to give him a team-leading 55 points.

Victor Hedman is the only other player on the team to make it to 50 total points. The defenseman has filled up his stat sheet with 11 goals and 39 assists.

Team Updates

At this moment, both of these teams should be in the playoffs. If the season were to be done today, they would both be playing the 2&3 matchup in their conference. 

The Lightning are in a much better spot in terms of injury reports. However, besides Puljujarvi, the Oilers are not missing a ton of points on that report. 

  • The Oilers won their moneyline bet in six of their last ten games. 
  • Edmonton was under the total goals in six of their last ten games.
  • The Lightning won their moneyline bet in seven of their last ten games,
  • Tampa Bay was under the total goals in five of their last ten games.  

Oilers at Lightning Betting Preview

Mikko Koskinen is the main goaltender for the Oilers. He has a record of 17-8-2 and is giving up 3.13 goals per game.

The Lightning will counter with Andrei Vasilevskiy. He has a record of 26-8-2 and is giving up just 2.27 goals.

This goaltender battle could be the best one of the night. Koskinen is going to have to clean it up a bit, however, after being pulled from their last game against Minnesota.

McDavid and Draisaitl will give it a go; however, this Lightning team is fundamentally sound, and it will make it impossible for them to get out to much speed.

Oilers at Lightning Betting Prediction

Bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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