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(21-6-2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues (21-8-1)
Date: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -115 / St. Louis -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Tampa Bay +255 / St. Louis -310
NHL Betting Total: 5.5 (Over -115 / Under -105)
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Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay showed a little bit of why it’s the best team in hockey in its win over Winnipeg on Saturday night.
The Lighting was up, then down, then up again before eventually winning the game in overtime when Brayden Point converted a breakaway backhand over the Jets’ goaltender.
Mikhail Sergachev also scored for Tampa Bay. Yanni Gourde too. This Lightning attack is the deepest in the league — first in goals per game and power play efficiency.
Sergei Bobrovsky is also leading the NHL in save percentage on full strength shot attempts. A lot of his success stems from the offense and overall dominance of Tampa Bay but the point is that there really are no chinks in this team’s armor.
St. Louis Blues
But a game in St. Louis will pose the biggest challenge Tampa Bay really face at this point. While Tampa ranks first and fifth in goals and goals allowed per game, respectively, St. Louis comes in seventh and fourth. The Blues are 11–5–0 at home and match the Lightning’s 44 points, which is the highest total in the NHL, albeit in two more games.
The Blues lost in Tampa Bay earlier this season, 2–1. Nikita Kucherov scored a big goal in the third period that put Tampa ahead 2–0. The Lightning held on to win 2–1. We’ll see if the home ice makes a difference tonight.
NHL Betting Trends:
- TB are 10-1 in their last 11 vs. Central.
- Over is 18-7-5 in TB last 30 Tue. games.
- TB are 15-6 in their last 21 road games.
- STL are 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
- STL are 42-19 in their last 61 overall.
- STL are 59-28 in their last 87 vs. Atlantic.
- Head to Head: TB are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction: the Blues split the season series with a win at home.
Tampa Bay is going to be favored in any game against any opponent, at least in the regular season when its players are healthy. But I like St. Louis to win a game that will mean just a little bit more to it than to the visitors.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: St. Louis -105
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 1 – St. Louis 2
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