Blues vs. Lightning NHL Best Bets Today

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Brian Elliott #1, Mikhail Sergachev #98 and Cal Foote #52 of the Tampa Bay Lightning defend the net. Jeff Curry/Getty Images/AFP.

These teams met just a few days again at the Enterprise Center were St Louis won 4-3 in a penalty shootout. The Blues are priced up at +127 as away dogs and Tampa Bay have been set at -135 moneyline favorites.

St Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, December 02, 2021 – 07:00 PM EST at Amalie Arena

St Louis Blues Seek Third Win in a Row

The St Louis Blues are having a standard season thus far, they are currently sitting in the 4th spot in the Western conference and 2nd place in the Central division. The Blues come into this game having had the 5th best offensive numbers in the league in terms of goals per game and the 19th best defense, or should we say 14 worst defense.

There is a lot of points-scoring depth in this roster as we have seen a total of 11 players hit double digits thus far this season. Jordan Kyrou is their top scorer with 9 goals scored in total and the player with the most assists for them is 22-year-old Thomas Robert. The Blues are yet to win three games in a row thus far this season and this would be their first time doing so.

Tampa Bay Look To Close Gap On Atlantic Division leaders

The Lighting is five points behind division leaders and Florida rivals, although they have played one game less than their Florida counterparts. They are also five points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, although they have two games on hand on them.

The Lightning will be eager to get a win here as they are currently on a two-game losing streak, the second time this season they managed to lose back-to-back games in the NHL. One would have to think their first home game in the past three would result in them putting up a win on the board. They have won their past three home games compared to the Blues being on a four-game losing streak on the road.

Team Trends

*Trends should never be your main source of information when it comes to making your betting picks, they are merely guidelines and mostly irrelevant information but nonetheless can be interesting to read.

St Louis Blues

  • St. Louis are 5-0 in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • St. Louis are 4-2 in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Lighting

  • The total has gone over in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 10-5 in their last 15 games.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.

What Are The Betting Odds and Current Lines?

Moneyline: Tampa Bay are home favorites here at odds of -135, which could have a lot to do with the fact the Blues have lost their previous 4 NHL games. The Blues are +127 on the moneyline to pick up their first away win since a penalty shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Total: The total line is total of 5.5 with the juice both towards the under and the over. The best NHL odds we found on the over is -106 and the under is coming in at -104.

Puck Line: The St Louis Blues on the +1.5 puck line are best priced at -205 with BetOnline, this is a lot of juice to lay and there is no value here whatsoever. Tampa Bay to win by two or more goals at -1.5 is NHL puck line odds of +175.

St Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Prediction

Although we are tempted to take the Blues here at some nice moneyline odds at +127, we just can't go against the Lighting on home ice.

Yes, Tampa Bay has struggled since the absence of Brayden point but we feel they are too strong at home, and given the Blues' recent away results we are going to take a shot on the Lighting to cover the -1.5 puck line at +170 with BetOnline. There isn’t enough value in the moneyline for us but some small value on the puck line.

NHL Pick: Tampa Bay -1.5 at +170 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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