Lightning vs. Golden Knights Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights 10/26/18, Prediction & Odds

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are off to an uneven start after shocking the sports world last season by advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals in their expansion season. Can Las Vegas pick up a big win today as it hosts the powerful Tampa Bay Lightning?

Game Snapshot

1 Tampa Bay Lightning at 2 Las Vegas Golden Knights 

Friday, October 26, 2018

T-Mobile Arena at 6:05PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -112 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Lightning are a -108 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Friday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Lightning shut out Avs

Tampa Bay edged host Colorado Wednesday night by a count of 1-0 as Andrei Vasilevskiy saved all 22 shots sent his way to record the shutout. Nikita Kucherov scored the lone goal in the contest with 13:36 left to break the scoreless tie. Steven Stamkos assisted on the goal. Kucherov and defenseman Victor Hedman led the way with three shots on goal apiece in the victory.

Golden Knights fall in shootout

Las Vegas fell 3-2 in a shootout at home Wednesday night against Vancouver. All the goals in the game were scored in the second period before the Canucks won the shootout. The Golden Knights tied it at 2-2 on a score by Ryan Reaves with 2:21 left in the second. Max Pacioretty scored the initial Las Vegas goal on an assist by Erik Haula. Marc-Andre Fleury saved 24 of 26 shots in the loss.

NHL Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The over is 4-0-1 in the last five Lightning games on Fridays. The under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 Tampa Bay games following a win.

Las Vegas

The under is 5-0 in the last five Golden Knights games overall. Las Vegas is 6-0 in its last six home games versus a team with a winning percentage of .600 or better.

Prediction:

Las Vegas is desperate for wins, but this team clearly overachieved some last year and is finding life a little bit more difficult in the sophomore campaign. It's still early, but it's hard to see anywhere close to a repeat of last season. Look for the Golden Knights' struggles to continue tonight as Tampa Bay is just too strong in all areas for Las Vegas to keep up.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -112

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