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Vancouver Canucks at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

Vancouver 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

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -220 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.2 victory for the Canucks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning sport a record of 14-11-2 heading into this matchup, while the Vancouver Canucks sit at 11-13-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-12-4 for the Lightning and 11-11-4 for the Canucks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Vancouver injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 11 and the Vancouver Canucks sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 9-ranked offense (2.85 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 22.45% rate while the Canucks have a 84.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Canucks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +104 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Vancouver is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • Vancouver is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Vancouver is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Florida, Saturday, December 10th
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 10th