Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Amalie Arena)
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+125)
TV: RSNW, SunS
The Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Thursday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 30.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 32 goals, Connor McDavid has 51 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 81 goals on 826 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 84 goals on 923 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to build on a eight-game winning streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 26 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 43 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 103 goals on 1,283 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 41 goals on 470 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed two or less goals in six straight games.
The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Lightning are 23-6 in their last 29 vs. Pacific, 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 85-37 in their last 122 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Oilers last 8 overall. The under is 4-0-2 in Lightning last 6 overall. The Oilers are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are playing great hockey at the moment, but they've been owned by the Tampa Bay Lightning lately, losing seven of the last nine meetings and each of those last five losses have come by two or more goals. The Tampa Bay Lightning have found their footing and are tough to bet against when they look like the best team in the league. I'll take the home team and the PL for added value.