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Lightning vs. Oilers - 1/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (10-25-9) at Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Tampa Bay Times Forum)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -295 / Edmonton Oilers +260 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNW, SUN

The Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning play Thursday night at the Amalie Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers are dead last in the Pacific with losses in five of their last seven games. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Three Edmonton players are tied with 11 goals, Justin Schultz has 15 assists and Teddy Purcell has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 96 goals on 920 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 44 goals on 385 shots. The Oilers have lost 13 straight road games.

Lightning vs. Oilers - 1/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have split their last six games and play their second home game of the month. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored four power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 25 goals, Tyler Johnson has 29 assists and Nikita Kucherov has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Ben Bishop has allowed 77 goals on 846 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up seven goals on 111 shots.

The Oilers are 22-54 in their last 76 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-39 in their last 51 road games. The Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Oilers continue thier dredful season and have been even worse in their last few games in Tampa Bay. Take the Lightning and the spread to give you more bang for your buck. 

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Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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