Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Jan 06, 2022

The Calgary Flames look to turn their luck around in the Sunshine State and rebound tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Calgary
50-21-9-2
AT
January 06, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
51-23-3-5
Puckline +1.5 -151
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +6

26%

Betting Action

74%

Puckline -1.5 +126
Moneyline -192
Over / Under u +6

26%

Betting Action

74%

Tampa Bay will need to hold off one of the best road teams in the league if they want to stay at the top of the NHL’s standings.

The are Lightning -148 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Flames vs. Lightning NHL Betting Odds

The Flames and Lightning face off for the first of two games this season, meeting each other for the first time since 2020. Looking back on their previous five head-to-heads, they have all played the Over, with the Lightning claiming victory in four of them. So far the Bolts have received 80 percent of the betting action.

Calgary has played the Over four games in a row now, making them 16-15 to the Over thus far. In the past 10 they have only covered the spread three times and they could even their 16-15 record ATS tonight.

Tampa has been playing the Over lately as well, hitting over the total in each of the past six games; keep in mind that netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy was injured for five of them. The spread has not been kind to Lightning bettors – they have only covered in 15 of their 35 games, including only three over the past ten.

Calgary Flames

Calgary fell victim to the NHL’s hottest team on Tuesday night in a 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, snapping their two-game win streak out of the holiday break.

Johnny Gaudreau potted his 14th of the year extending his point streak to four games in which he has accumulated eight points. He leads the squad with 37 points through 31 contests.

Calgary will play their first game of a back-to-back tonight in Tampa before heading to Carolina to face the Hurricanes tomorrow. With the best point percentage in the Central division, the Flames could take first place if they win their games in hand.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay snapped a three-game losing streak in Columbus Tuesday with a huge 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat did the heavy lifting offensively, combining for six points. They limited the Jackets to only 22 shots, giving goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy a relatively easy night.

Vasi is 8-1-0 since the beginning of December, posting a .922 save percentage while allowing only 2.32 goals against average.

The win helped them defend first place in the league, but their rivals in Florida are nipping at their heels, only a point behind.

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