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Home Ice Advantage Has Been Non-Existent When Jets & Bolts Meet

The Winnipeg Jets have been playing excellent hockey all year long but have struggled a bit of late and enter Saturday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a mini two-game losing streak.

Xbet opened the Bolts as -167 home favorites with a total of six.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 6-1 in the Lightning's last 7 home games.
  • The Jets are 4-1 SU in their last five meetings in Tampa Bay.
  • The Jets are 0-4 SU in their last four road games.

The Jets had gone 9-2-1 SU during a blazing-hot 12-game stretch but allowed 11 goals in losses to Detroit and Florida to start a road trip that ends in Tampa Bay. Jets star Patrick Laine has been fantastic lately, as the 19-year-old has scored in four straight games and has totaled eight points during that goal streak.

Tampa Bay has been the NHL’s best team in 2017-18 and recently swept a four-game home stand after rolling to a 5-2 win over Colorado on Thursday. Captain Steven Stamkos took over the league lead with 41 points in that game. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to start tonight after getting a night off. The netminder is sporting a sparkling 18-4-1 record and a .932 save percentage.

Home ice advantage has been non-existent in this series. Visiting clubs are 7-1 SU in the last eight contests between the Jets and Lightning.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Winnipeg Jets opened as 163 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 6 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.7 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.

Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 20-6-2 on the season; in comparison, the Winnipeg Jets are currently 17-8-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 17-11 OU, and Winnipeg is 16-13 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Winnipeg injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 2-ranked Winnipeg Jets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.6 goals per game) against a Winnipeg Jets defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 27.37% rate while the Jets have a 77.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jets were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -228 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Winnipeg's last 13 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg home to Vancouver, Monday, December 11th
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Tuesday, December 12th

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