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Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Colorado Avalanche arrive at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Colorado Avalanche opened as 171 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.4-2.2 win for the Lightning on Thursday. 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 Tampa Bay Lightning sport a record of 5-3-2 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Avalanche sit at 2-5-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5-1 for the Lightning and 4-4 for the Avalanche. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Colorado injuries news.

The Avalanche - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.12 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 17.86% while the Avalanche defense kills off 76% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -156 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Lightning were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Carolina, Friday, October 30th
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Saturday, October 31st