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Colorado Avalanche Battle vs Tampa Bay Lightning Highlights NHL Odds Menu

Colorado pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Lightning snipers in hockey action at Amalie Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -118 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3.7-1.9 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 3-0-0 on the season; in comparison, the Colorado Avalanche are currently 2-1-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 2-0-1 OU, and Colorado is 2-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Colorado injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 28-rated Colorado Avalanche in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 4.33 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 19 at 3.67 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 25% while the Avalanche defense kills off 57.14% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -193 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Lightning were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Florida, Saturday, October 22nd
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Saturday, October 22nd