Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings
The Tampa Bay Lightning will head West to take on the Los Angeles Kings in this cross-conference matchup. The puck drop for this game is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. eastern from the Crypto.com Arena.
The Lightning has won three in a row coming into tonight’s game. They are currently tied with the Panthers at 57 points for first place in their division.
The Kings ended a four-game winning streak last night to the San Jose Sharks. The Kings are just three points behind the Golden Knights in the Pacific Division.
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Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Stats & Analysis
The Lightning were in Dallas Saturday, taking on the Stars for their last contest. The Stars jumped out to an early lead, but the Lightning were able to answer before the end of the first period and tie the game 1-1.
The second period saw no scoring, but the third was a different story. The Lightning were able to score twice and take the win 3-1.
The Lightning are one of the few teams that do not have any COVID cases currently on their injury report. At this time, they have two players who are questionable to return, as well as two players who are dealing with longer injuries that have a return date for February. The Lightning will look to make sure they are doing things appropriately and can keep themselves all in the lineup.
Offensively, the Lightning are led by the veteran duo of Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman. Stamkos is leading the team in points with 46 total, scoring 18 goals and assisting on 28 others.
Hedman is right behind him with 40 points, scoring seven goals and assisting on 33 others. The Lightning offense is one of the best in hockey, averaging 3.33 goals per game as a team.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is the main goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has had a great start to this season with a 22-6-2 record and is only giving up 2.14 goals per game. After a great season last year, the Lightning have to be thrilled Vasilevskiy is repeating, if not improving, on the season he had previously.
If he can continue at this pace, the Lightning are going to be a tough out, come playoff time.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Stats & Analysis
The Kings seemed to be rolling heading into last night’s game against the Sharks. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and the Sharks jumped on them quickly, scoring four goals in the first period before the Kings were able to get on the board, sending the teams to the locker room with a 4-1 score. The Sharks scored two more in the second, and the Kings got one back in the third before reaching the end of regulation, with the Kings on the losing side 2-6.
The Kings are in a much tougher position when it comes to their injury report. They just recently lost Adrian Kempe to COVID protocols.
Kempe is responsible for 24 points and is their leading goal scorer with 17. The Kings are going to be in scramble mode as the next closest goal scorer is at 12.
The one player the Kings are going to have to count on, even more, if they want to win tonight, is Anze Kopitar. Leading the team in points with 35, Kopitar has scored 12 goals and assisted on 23 others. The Kings offense is already not great, only averaging 2.79 goals per game; taking their best goal scorer out of their lineup will make it that much worse.
Jonathan Quick has gotten the most starts for the Kings at goaltender. He has a record of 11-9-3 and is giving up 2.53 goals per game.
Quick started last night’s game, so Calvin Petersen may be in line for the start. He has a record of 8-5-1 and is giving up 2.56 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Trends
If a bettor had placed a bet on the Tampa Bay moneyline for their last ten games, the bettor would have won their bet six times. If the bettor had bet on the over for the total points the last ten games, the bettor would have won their bet seven times.
In the last ten games for the Kings, if the bettor had taken their moneyline, the bettor would have won their bet seven times. The Kings have split the over/under evenly in their last ten games 5/5.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Odds
Bovada has the same moneyline odds for both teams as well as the same odds for the goal totals.
BetOnline has the Tampa Bay Lightning as the moneyline favorite as well, but their odds are at -196. They have the Kings moneyline at +176.
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If a bettor were to place a $100 bet on the favorite for tonight’s game, the Tampa Bay Lightning, they would have odds between -197 and -210. If the bettor places the bet at -197 and the Lightning were to win, the bettor would receive a payout of $150.76. If the bettor placed the bet and the odds were at -210, the bettor would receive $147.62 if the Lightning won.
The difference in odds for the Kings is very slight. If the bettor placed the bet with +175 or +176 and the bet were to win, the bettor would receive $275 or $276. Either way, if a bettor liked the Kings to win, placing the bet on their moneyline could see a great payout.
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The Los Angeles Kings have been much tougher at home, with a 13-8-1-1 record. Unfortunately for them, they have not been very good on back-to-back games when the first game is a loss. It has happened three times this season, and they are 1-2 in those second games.
The Lightning have been solid on the road with a 12-5-1-1 record. They are also coming into this game after getting to take two nights off, so their legs should be fresh. It will be a tough matchup, but the pick here is to take the Tampa Bay Lightning moneyline.
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