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Tampa Bay Lightning favored by -170 against Colorado on Saturday NHL Odds Menu

The Colorado Avalanche get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -170 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-1.3 win for the Lightning on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-14-2 Colorado battles the Lightning, currently with a 23-6-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-11-1 for the Avalanche and 18-13 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Colorado Avalanche) and the No. 2 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 11-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 17.46% rate while the Lightning have a 82.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They won as -187 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Avalanche were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
  • Colorado is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Las Vegas, Tuesday, December 19th
Colorado home to Pittsburgh, Monday, December 18th