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Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Jan 19, 2023 · 12:01 PM PST

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid carries the puck up ice
Jan 17, 2023; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) carries the puck up ice during the first period against the Seattle Kraken at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning are at -110 in the Lightning vs Oilers odds on Thursday (Jan. 19) at 9:00 pm ET
  • Tampa Bay is 29-13-1 this season, while Edmonton is currently 25-18-3
  • Keep reading for the complete Lightning vs Oilers odds, plus best bets – including a same-game parlay

Tampa Bay heads to Rogers Place to face the Edmonton Oilers tonight. These two teams are on sizable winning streaks as they meet on Thursday night.

Can the Edmonton Oilers take advantage of a Tampa Bay team who just played in Vancouver last night?

Let’s see those Lightning vs Oilers odds and offer you our top NHL pick for Thursday night’s contest.

Lightning vs Oilers Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Tampa Bay Lightning +1.5 (-275) O 6.5 (-120) -110
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (-220) U 6.5 (+100) -110

Odds as of January 19th at BetMGM. Claim the BetMGM promo code for NHL betting.

Tampa Bay is at -110 on the moneyline along with Edmonton making this game a coin flip. Right now, the game stays at a total of 6.5.


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Stanley Cup odds are interesting, as Tampa Bay has moved back up to +1400 while the Oilers are at +2200.

Faceoff is set for 9:00 pm ET at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta broadcasted on ESPN and TVAS. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Analysis

Tampa Bay comes into Edmonton on one of its best streaks of the entire season. Five straight wins keep the Lightning believing that they can still be a major player when it comes to contending for the Stanley Cup.

Typically, milestones overshadow wins a little and Steven Stamkos scoring his 500th goal was a huge accomplishment. Stamkos then added goal number 501 en route to a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Tampa Bay scored four times in the first period then held off a late Canucks’ charge. Boston and Toronto remain 1-2 in the Atlantic Division, but Tampa Bay is just two points behind with two games in hand.

Stamkos, at 32. continues to buoy Tampa Bay’s offense with 21 goals and 52 points in 43 games. Between him and Nikita Kucherov (64 points in 41 games), the Lightning have a dynamic duo that rivals Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The difference is typically Tampa Bay’s surrounding cast which includes talents like Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli, plus Anton Vasilevskiy.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Analysis

On the other hand, the Edmonton Oilers have taken the road less traveled. They possess a lethal offense and erratic defense which often impacts their goaltending. For a while, the Oilers were on the outside of the playoffs looking in, but four straight wins have them back in the Western Conference’s top eight.

The Oilers possess a power play that would even make Tampa Bay jealous. It is their degree of execution that scares teams. Look at what Edmonton did to Calgary in last season’s playoffs. At 30.72%, Edmonton employs the most fearsome man-advantage unit in the league. Again, talents like McDavid and Draisaitl never hurt. Add in the return of Evander Kane with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and that is a four-forward unit that can be nearly unstoppable.

Unfortunately, questions about goaltending and team defense will continue to haunt the Oilers. Odds to win the Vezina Trophy are astronomical for Jack Campbell at +15000 (Stuart Skinner is OTB). Campbell played better of late, however, allowing eight goals on his last 110 shots faced (four straight wins).

Lightning vs Oilers Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
11/8/2022 TAM 2 – EDM 3 EDM EDM Under
3/12/2022 EDM 4 – TAM 1 EDM EDM Under
2/23/2022 TAM 5 – EDM 3 TAM TAM Over
2/13/2020 TAM 3 – EDM 1 TAM TAM Under
12/22/2018 EDM 3 – TAM 6 TAM TAM Over

The teams faced off once this season with the Oilers holding off the Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay.

Lightning vs Oilers Prediction

Now, the last time Edmonton won consecutive games at home was way back in December when they defeated Arizona and Minnesota. Overall, the Oilers have dropped six of their past eight contests at Rogers Place. As for Tampa Bay, they have not won six straight, but did win five in a row in early December.

Lightning vs Oilers Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Edmonton Moneyline -110
Under 6.5 Goals +100

The dangers of this game are many. Edmonton and Tampa Bay could light up the scoreboard or what happened in November could reoccur.

Edmonton wants to play a little tighter on the defensive side of things. Tampa Bay starts Andrei Vasilevskiy tonight which may help. What does Tampa Bay have left in the tank after last night’s milestone night with Steven Stamkos? Goals might be again at somewhat of a premium.

Pick: Tampa Bay vs Edmonton Under 6.5 Goals (+100)


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