NHL Odds: Penguins vs. Lightning

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be a slight road favorite as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in Thursday night NHL betting action.

Tampa Bay seemed to kick things into high gear with a three-game win streak, but they have since dropped back-to-back outings. The Lightning can take inspiration from their triumph over the Penguins in last season’s playoffs, but this Penguins team is deep.

Pittsburgh boasts the second-best power play in the NHL, while owning the league’s best penalty-killing. The Penguins also lead the Lightning in all major statistical categories, and the road favorites should see the majority of the action on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.

Another interesting NHL betting matchup on Thursday has the Los Angeles Kings in Anaheim to face the Ducks, who will be a slight favorite with home ice.

The Kings are an emerging hockey team with strong defense and goaltending. Although road underdogs, they will draw plenty of interest from bettors on the NHL betting lines Thursday night in the second game of a home-and-home set.

Six straight meetings between Los Angeles and Anaheim had paid out to UNDER bettors in totals betting at 5Dimes heading into Wednesday's game.

Buffalo are playing their best hockey of the season as they head into Carolina to face the Hurricanes in NHL betting action on Friday night.

Carolina has won three of the last four head-to-head, but the Sabres have one of the best penalty-killing units in the league. While the Hurricanes will likely be a  favorite at home, the Sabres will see a lot of action on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.

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