|NHL Lightning vs. Oilers Picks & Predictions for January 5, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 05 January 2014 14:00|
Lightning vs. Oilers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lightning are -137 money line favorites over the host Oilers, who are +126 on the ML. Tampa Bay enters play with a 25-12-4 record and is 11-8-2 on the road this year, while Edmonton is 13-26-5 overall and 6-11-2 at home. The total for this game is sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Lightning opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have shot up to -137, while the Oilers have gone from +120 money line underdogs to +126. The total has stayed the same at 5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 70% of bettors favor the Lightning. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NHL trends, the Lightning are 5-0 in their last five road games, 5-1 in their last six games following a win and 5-0 in their last five games playing on one day of rest. They're also 7-2 in their last nine games overall, 16-7 in their last 23 games versus Western Conference opponents and 6-1 in their last seven games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous contest. On the other side, the Oilers are 1-4 in their last five games on Sunday, 16-40 in their last 56 overall, and 6-13 in their last 19 games versus Eastern Conference foes.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -137