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Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick and Betting Preview

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Amalie Arena on Thursday as the host Tampa Bay Lightning battle the Winnipeg Jets in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Winnipeg Jets before puck drop in this match found them as 132 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.3 win for the Jets. 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 Tampa Bay Lightning currently sport a record of 30-22-4. The Winnipeg Jets are 25-28-3. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 22-27-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jets have gone 24-28-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Winnipeg injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 10 and the Winnipeg Jets at No. 7 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.42% while the Jets defense kills off 77.29% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Winnipeg lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Hurricanes on February 16. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Lightning were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 7 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Winnipeg at Florida, Saturday, February 20th
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 20th