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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers (8-5-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (10-3-1)
Date & Time Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -195 / Edmonton Oilers +148 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RSNW, NBCS
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NHL | Edmonton Oilers (8-5-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (10-3-1)
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The Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lighting meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a big road win after winning five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with nine goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 11 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 28 goals on 293 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed six goals on 93 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Tampa Bay Lighting look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lighting are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with eight goals, Nikita Kucherov has nine assists and Yanni Gourde has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lighting are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 90.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 20 goals on 306 shots faced and Louis Domingue has allowed 15 goals on 131 shots. The Tampa Bay Lighting have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Oilers are 27-70 in their last 97 games playing on 0 days rest, 18-51 in their last 69 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 42-18 in their last 60 home games and 83-40 in their last 123 overall. The Oilers are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers are in a tough schedule spot, as it's hard enough to play Tampa Bay on its home ice, but it's even tougher on the end of a back to back. The Tampa Bay Lighting have become one of the more safer bets the last couple of years, especially at home where they rarely lose. Also, seven of the Lighting's victories this season have been decided by at least two goals, so laying the puck line isn't that risky of a bet with them. 

Pick:
Tampa Bay Lighting -1.5

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