Lightning vs. Kings Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Los Angeles Kings (28-17-6) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (31-15-1)
January 28, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -220 / Los Angeles Kings +175; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Tampa Bay is listed as a -220 home favorite while Los Angeles is a +175 road underdog with a total set at 6 goals for this game.


For Los Angeles, Carl Grundstrom is out until mid-February with a lower body injury and Gabe Vilardi is out until early February with an upper body injury. For Tampa Bay, Rudolfs Balcers is out until early February with an upper body injury.

Matchup History

Los Angeles’ 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on October 25th, 2022, snapped Tampa Bay’s 10-game head-to-head win streak over the Kings.


Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 13-6 in their last 19 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games following a win. Tampa Bay is 24-9 in their last 33 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against the Pacific division.


I’m backing the Lightning here. I’ll give the Kings full credit for taking down the Panthers on Friday, but the Florida back-to-back is one of the toughest in the NHL, especially when the Lightning are the team waiting as the second half of the back-to-back. The Kings have also had no luck against the Lightning going back some time now. Give me Tampa Bay here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Tampa Bay -220

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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