Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs. Golden Knights NHL Odds
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(19-6-4) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights (20-11-0)
Date: Tuesday December 21st
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Vegas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning +115 Golden Knights -135 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Lightning +1.5 -215 Lightning -1.5 +170
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
Two smokin’ hot teams collide on Tuesday night, both winners of 7 of their last 8. In addition, these squads are dominant forces in their respective Divisions and Conferences.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The back to back Stanley Cup Champs are rolling once again, only losing to Ottawa since the month of November.
On the offensive glass, The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals, on 29.3 shots per game. Which currently rank a noble 11th for goals, but an unfortunate 24th in the NHL on shots per outing.
Moreover, their powerplay is stuttering as of late, only scoring on 18 percent of their chances, ranking an uninspiring 20th.
Defensively, Tampa Bay is playing amazingly, ranking 7th on goals, and 8th on shots against. Resulting in an impressive 2.6 goals, on a spectacular 29.9 shots against per tilt.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights continue their breathtaking play, which hasn’t stopped since their inaugural season in 2017/18.
Offensively, Vegas is dominant in every aspect of the game, except their powerplay. For example, they’re scoring a whopping 3.5 goals per game, which ranks 4th across the league.
This wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for their high output shooting offense, ranking 10th, by firing an average of 33.3 shots per game. Regarding their struggling powerplay, at present time the squad is only scoring on 18.4% of their chances, which ranks 18th in the league.
On the defensive board, The Knights are allowing 3.0 goals, on 31.4 shots per game; ranking an unfortunate 20th and 15th.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 out of Tampa’s last 5 games.
- Vegas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas’ last 7 games.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction
Regarding the total of this game, this tilt is a tough one to predict, as the trends buck in opposite directions. However, you’ll rarely go wrong siding with the dominant Lightning team as an underdog.
However, The Golden Knights are in amazing form as well, going 15-7 at home this year. In addition, they’ve won 2 out of their last 3 against Tampa Bay.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Lightning Moneyline
With all of that being said, as both these teams are in elite form, and we have to side with the back to back champs. Tampa is rarely an underdog, while playing this great of hockey.
Take the plus money, and The Lightning to win on the road in the nations sports betting capital.
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