Lightning vs. Oilers Free Pick
EDMONTON, CANADA (The Spread) – The Lightning hit the road tonight as a sizable favorite when they play the Oilers at 9:30PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lightning are -150 money line favorites over the Oilers, who are +136 money line underdogs. As for the total, the number is currently sitting at 5.5 goals for tonight’s game.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Lightning opened as -155 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -150, while the Oilers opened with +140 odds and now they’re +143. The total, meanwhile, opened at 5.5 goals and that’s where the number currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 81% 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 the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Edmonton and 5-1 in the Lightning’s last six games versus Pacific opponents. The over is also 9-2-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 12 road games, 18-5-3 in its last 26 games on Monday and 19-6-1 in its last 26 games versus Western Conference foes. The over is also 4-0 in the Oilers’ last four games playing on two days of rest, 5-0-1 in their last six games on Monday and 7-1 in their last eight games when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game.
2014 NHL FREE PICK: LIGHTNING/OILERS OVER 5.5