Lightning vs. Oilers Prediction
The Lightning are favored to beat the Oilers on Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. ET but they’ve struggled to win in Edmonton. Will Tampa Bay come through for bettors or is Edmonton the best bet on the board?
079 Tampa Bay Lightning (-140) at 080 Edmonton Oilers (+120); o/u 6.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 32 shots during Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Vasilevskiy made his share of important saves tonight, but it wasn't enough against the Flames. For example, he made a big breakaway stop on Elias Lindholm right before teammate Alex Killorn scored the game-tying goal in the second frame. Unfortunately for the Bolts, they couldn't muster any more offense tonight. He owns a 30-11-4 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season.
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mike Smith (illness) was on the ice for Friday's practice. Smith, who has missed the past two games due to an illness, worked in the backup crease during the session. Mikko Koskinen will get the nod on Saturday versus Tampa Bay, but Smith might be available to serve as his understudy. Stuart Skinner was also on the ice for Friday's practice.
Lightning vs. Oilers Betting Prediction
The Lightning are 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the favorite is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings. They’re also 13-5 in their last 54 non-conference games, are 35-16 in their last 51 games overall and are 43-20 in their last 63 games as a road favorite. On the other side, the Oilers are just 2-9 in their last 11 games versus Atlantic opponents, are 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog and are 19-41 in their last 60 games as a home underdog.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -140