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Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction & Betting Tips 12/14/2023

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Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12/14/2023
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Lightning (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Preview

Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Lightning versus the Oilers? The puck drops at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSSU. The game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Oilers being the favored team playing at home against the Lightning. Check out BetCoco for Edmonton Oilers – Tampa Bay Lightning odds

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Oilers have had the upper-hand, going 3-2. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Lightning and Oilers, the Lightning hold the edge with an puck line record of 6-4.

  • Across their three previous road games, Tampa Bay has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 3-7 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Oilers have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-6.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Tampa Bay has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction

Going into the game against Edmonton, the Lightning hold a 13-12-5 record. They have a 7-6-1 record when favored and 6-6-4 as underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 5-9-2 record, while they are 8-3-3 when playing at home.

On offense, the Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Tampa Bay’s offense is currently ranked 1st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the league.

Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start and has made eight starts this season. His record at this point is 4-4, and his save percentage is 89.4%.

Before their matchup against Tampa Bay, the Oilers arrive with a 13-12-1 record. They hold a 13-7-1 record when considered the favorites and 0-5-0 when seen as the underdogs. When they have hit the road, they have a 4-8-0 record this season, and they are 9-4-1 at home.

On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.

Heading into this matchup vs. Tampa Bay, goalie Stuart Skinner has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 11-7, and his save percentage stands at 89.1%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Oilers picking up a 4-3 win.

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Tips

  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Lightning (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Edmonton Oilers Injury Report

  • Dylan Holloway – Knee – Out
  • Ryan Fanti – Hip – Out

Tampa Bay Lightning Injury Report

  • Conor Sheary – Upper Body – Out
  • Victor Hedman – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Brent Seabrook – Shoulder/Back/Hip – Out
  • Logan Brown – Undisclosed – Out

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