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NHL Betting Odds Lighting vs. Penguins NBCSN

NHL Betting Picks

Few teams in any sport have been as profitable with Top rated sportsbooks as the Tampa Bay Lighting this year. Tampa Bay has the best record in the entire NHL by far and has been keeping gamblers quite happy with a large profit margin for the season. The Lightning are a lethal load offensively and have enough defense and goaltending to be the understandable favorite to win the Stanley Cup this spring. The Pittsburgh Penguins are naturally associated with the Stanley Cup having won it as recently as 2016 and 2017. But this year the Penguins have suffered from goaltending problems and an unreliable blue line that is giving up far too many opportunities. Further, a loose defense is not the winning formula to face a Tampa Bay team that lights the lamp more than anyone else in the NHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Lightning vs. Penguins TV Coverage: NBCSN

Tampa Bay Lightning Record and Metrics

Tampa Bay leads the entire NHL with an Offshore sportsbooks record of 37-10-2 as just 20 of their 49 games stayed under the total. The Lightning have an away record of 17-5-2 with just nine of their away games staying under the total. Tampa Bay is the top goal scoring team in the NHL with the number one ranked power play as well. The Lightning rank 10th in the NHL for goals against and sixth for the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh Penguins Record and Metrics

Pittsburgh has an Online sportsbooks record of 26-16-4-2 and is in the precarious position of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Just 20 of their 48 games have gone under the total. Pittsburgh has one of the top home records in the NHL at 13-8-2 with just 11 of their home matchups staying under the number. The Penguins rank fifth in the NHL for both goal scoring and the power play. On the back end the Pens rank 17th for goals against and fourth for penalty killing.

ATS Numbers

Tampa Bay has been a consistently exceptional betting value on the road. The Lighting have won 14 of their last 19 away matchups with eight of their last 11 road tilts going over the total. Balanced against that is the strong wagering value at home with the Penguins. Pittsburgh has gotten the cash in 10 of their last 13 games at PPG Arena. Just two of their last six home games have gone over the total.

Head to Head Series

Tampa Bay has come away with the cash in three of their last four meetings with Pittsburgh. The last seven meetings between these teams went over the total. But at PPG Arena the Penguins have won four of their last five against the Bolts. The last four games in this series at Pittsburgh have gone over the total. However, Tampa Bay did win their last visit to PPG Arena with a 4-3 win over the Pens on November 15.

Lightning to Watch

Steven Stamkos is in is tenth year in the NHL and the team captain of the Lightning. The center iceman has been the face of the franchise and remains quite productive with 26 goals and 31 assists. Right wing Nikita Kucherov has 22 goals with 56 assists and a plus 15.

Penguins to Watch

Pittsburgh center and captain Sidney Crosby has 21 goals with 36 assists with a plus 19. He remains one of the most complete players in the NHL. Defenseman Kris Letang has 11 goals with 29 assists and a plus nine.

Between the Pipes

Pittsburgh’s Casey DeSmith has a save percentage of .917 with Matt Murray at .913.

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has a save percentage of .925 while Louis Dominque is at .905.

Hockey Betting Picks

Lightning vs. Penguins Betting Odds Free Picks

Pittsburgh clearly brings their Best odds at home. Few teams can match the Penguins home ice advantage.

Lightning vs. Penguins Betting Pick: Bet the Pittsburgh Penguins

Lightning vs. Penguins Score Prediction: Penguins 4, Lightning 3