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Tampa Bay favored by -231 against Edmonton on Thursday

Edmonton Oilers

Tampa Bay Lightning
4-10-2 November 07, 2013, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 10-4-0

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Edmonton duelling Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Lightning are 10-4-0 so far on the season. The Oilers, meanwhile, are 4-10-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 6-8 and the Oilers go 8-8 on the totals.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -231 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Lightning) and the No. 28 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Oilers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 4-ranked offense (3.36 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.88 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 21.43% rate while the Oilers have a 76.79% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Oilers at Lightning trends to consider:
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton's last 10 games
Edmonton is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Edmonton is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-14-2 SU in its last 23 games when playing Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 9th
Tampa Bay at Detroit, Saturday, November 9th