Edmonton Oilers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 08, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers search for an end to a three-game losing streak when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Tuesday night action.

Edmonton
28-18-3-1
AT
November 08, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
32-15-0-1
Puckline +1.5 -174
Moneyline +140
Over / Under o +6.5

52%

Betting Action

48%

Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -169
Over / Under u +6.5

52%

Betting Action

48%

The Oilers opened their current four-game road trip with a 5-4 defeat in Washington on Monday, which marks their first away loss of the season. The Lightning have been idle since posting a 5-3 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, and have now claimed victory in six of their past eight contests.

The Oilers have faded to +149 underdogs since opening as a +131 bet on the NHL odds, while Tampa Bay has soared to a -179 favourite while garnering 54 per cent of the betting action. The total briefly vaulted to 7.0 before settling back to its opening position at 6.5, but with the support of 67 per cent of sports bettors, the OVER has shortened to a -123 bet.

Oilers vs. Lightning NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday night’s matchup at Amalie Arena marks the first of two regular season meetings between these teams. These clubs split a pair of meetings last season, with the home team emerging victorious in each, capped by a 4-1 Oilers win in Edmonton on March 12. That victory snapped the Lightning’s five-game win streak in head-to-head action. However, they have dominated the Oilers on home ice, where they have won nine straight since 2009. Overall, the home team has won 15 of 17 when these clubs meet.

Visiting clubs have averaged just 2.35 goals per game over that stretch. However, that trend has had little impact in totals betting, with the UNDER going just 9-7-1 in those contests. The Oilers have produced mixed results when playing the second half of games scheduled on back-to-back nights, winning in each of their past three overall, but just one of their past three on the road.

Edmonton Oilers

For the second time in as many contests, the Oilers spotted their opponents a 2-0 lead on Monday, on their way to a 5-4 loss to the Capitals. Overall, the club has surrendered five goals per game during their current three-game slide, and four or more goals in five of their past six contests. That has raised concerns that the offseason changes that were designed to address the team’s weakness between the pipes have failed to live up to expectations. Inked to a lucrative free agent deal over the summer, Jack Campbell has particularly struggled, allowing 15 total goals over his past three appearances, and four or more goals on five occasions overall. Expected to get the call in net on Tuesday, Campbell also produced uneven results while facing the Lightning on 10 total occasions since the start of last season as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Campbell allowed nine total goals in his last two trips to Tampa Bay during last season’s playoffs, but has limited the Bolts to just 10 total goals in four career regular season clashes.

Tampa Bay Lightning

While the Oilers have struggled to contain opposing shooters, the Lightning are finally finding their offensive legs after stumbling out of the gate. Tampa Bay has potted four or more goals in five of their past seven contests, including three of four on home ice. Nikita Kucherov has emerged as a model of consistency in the early going of the campaign. The Russian playmaker powered the team to Saturday’s win over the Sabres with a one-goal, three-assist performance, and has now piled up 19 total points over the course of his current 10-game point streak. Brandon Hagel has also started to flash some of the offensive potential that made him an all-star while playing junior hockey. The talented energy winger also enjoyed a three-point night versus the Sabres, and has recorded 10 total points over his past seven outings.

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