While everyone talks about the Chicago Blackhawks and their 12-game winning streak, and deservedly so, the Tampa Bay Lightning are on a tear of their own as they bid to win their seventh consecutive game when they host the Hawks Thursday night.
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Lightning’s last 17 games against the Western Conference.
- The Blackhawks are 6-0 in their last six games on the road.
- The Blackhawks are 7-0 in their last seven games against the Eastern Conference.
No matter what side you’re on at the betting window, there is value to had here. At online shop Bovada, the Hawks are currently -110 road underdogs while the Bolts are priced at -120 on home ice. Bovada has the total at 5.5 with OVER -135 and UNDER +105
The clubs have met once already this season, with the Hawks skating to a 1-0 overtime victory back on October 24. Furthermore, when looking back to last season’s Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks have gone 4-0 in the last four meetings between the two teams.
Going beyond their current streak, the Bolts have gone 7-1 in the month of January and have posted a 4-0 record at Amalie Arena in the month.
The recent success has the Lightning sitting in fifth in the Eastern Conference with 54 points but closing the gap with the second-placed Florida Panthers.
Over the in West, the 12-game win streak has the Hawks building a strong lead as they now sit five points up on the Dallas Stars heading into Thursday’s slate of games.
On a packed Thursday board in the NHL and with stars at each end of the ice, this is clearly the game of the night. Considering the great betting value available on the two hottest teams in the league, it could be the game of the night for hockey bettors as well.
Supporters of the Chicago Blackhawks have seen them go 32-13-4 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 25-17-4. In totals betting, the Tampa Bay Lightning are 16-23-7, while the Blackhawks are 16-23-10.