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Hockey odds preview - Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay

Edmonton OilersTampa Bay Lightning
March 22, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

29-36-8TEAM RECORD32-33-7

St. Pete Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 32-33-7. The Oilers are 29-36-8. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 45-26-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 34-36-3 against the number.

View Edmonton vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 24 and the Oilers at No. 26 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 15.4% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

Edmonton was a 6-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Predators. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-3 loser at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Buffalo at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Nashville are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Oilers at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 9 games on the road
Edmonton is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Edmonton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Tampa Bay is 6-14-2 SU in its last 22 games ,when playing Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at Florida, Friday, March 23
Tampa Bay home to NY Islanders, Saturday, March 24