- Pittsburgh has lost four of its last five games SU to the Lightning.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning have the shortest odds to win the Stanley Cup at +650.
- The Lightning have +108 money line odds against the Penguins
PITTSBURGH – Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference of the NHL faceoff on the ice tonight as the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the road taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This will be the second time these two teams have faced each other in under a week.
The earlier meeting resulted in a 4-2 win for the Lightning which was their third straight victory over the Penguins. Can those betting on the NHL expect the same on Tuesday night?
Lightning and Penguins Odds And Betting Trends
Both teams will be in the playoffs with the Penguins coming into this matchup with a 34-15-5 record that has them in second place in the Metropolitan Division with 73 points. Tampa Bay has a slightly better record at 36-15-5 record with 77 points which puts them in second place in the Atlantic Division.
The Lightning have scored more goals than any other team in the NHL this season with 199 goals scored but find themselves as 1.5-goal underdogs against the Penguins on the road. However, all underdog odds on Tampa Bay to win against the Penguins should be bet on. The moneyline for the Lightning at BetOnline is listed at +108 odds.
With Tampa Bay riding a seven-game winning streak heading into this matchup they’ve been one of the hottest teams in the NHL and it’ll be hard to bet against them here. In six of those seven games, the Lightning have scored at least three goals. The total for this game is set at six, take the Over because of how potent Tampa Bay’s offense has been lately.
One player to bet on scoring in this game is Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. He leads the Lightning in points scored this season with 69. Kucherov is listed at USA Sportsbooks with +150 odds if he scores one goal and +700 odds if a wager is placed on him to score two goals.
The smart move may be to take Kucherov’s odds to score one goal especially with Steven Stamkos out for the Lightning. Kucherov has registered a point in the Lightning’s last 11 games and expect for that streak to be extended at Pittsburgh tonight.
This matchup between the Lightning-Penguins will take place at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh with the puck dropping at 7:00 p.m. ET.