Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Betting Predictions
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Thursday’s online NHL betting action offers an intriguing Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup. The Wild enter riding a 2 game losing streak and will be doing all they can to upset the Lightning on the road tonight. The Lighting on the other hand are 12-1 in their last 13 and are confident they can build on that success tonight in front of their home crowd. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s sportsbook betting odds expecting?
Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Thursday, March 7th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
The Wild leap into tonight’s matchup sporting a 32-27-8 record that nets them a total of 72 points on the season. That 72 point tally ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the Central Division. In addition, it places them 4 points behind the 3rd seeded St. Louis Blues. With that in mind, it’s undoubtedly clear that Minnesota can still finish in the top 3 of the Central Division this season. So will Minnesota be able to cover some divisional ground this evening? Considering they’re facing one of the best teams in the league on the road tonight, it seems highly unlikely. Nevertheless, Minnesota is 6-3-1 in their last 10 versus Tampa Bay and 2-1 in their last 3. With that in mind, it’s clear that online NHL betting players cannot rule Minnesota out this evening.
Players to Watch: Zach Parise (24 G, 31 A, 55 PTS.), Mikael Granlund (15 G, 34 A, 49 PTS), and Eric Staal (19 G, 27 A, 46 PTS.).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning bolt into this Thursday night matchup sporting a 51-12-4 record that grants them a whopping 106 points on the season. At the present time that whopping 106 points gives them an astounding 17 point lead over their nearest competition, the Boston Bruins. As can be seen, it’s clear that Tampa Bay has built themselves a cushion atop the division. Notwithstanding that cushion, Tampa Bay will still vie for a dominant finish to the season. After all, the Stanley Cup Race is right around the corner. But looking over tonight’s numbers, it’s clear that Tampa Bay doesn’t have much to worry about. After all, they come in with the best scoring offense and 4th best defense in the league ready to tear apart Minnesota and their 25th rated offense and 12th ranked defense.
Players to Watch: Nikita Kucherov (31 G, 77 A, 108 PTS.), Brayden Point (37 G, 44 A, 81 PTS.), and Steven Stamkos (34 G, 45 A, 79 PTS.).
Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup? All things considered, Tampa Bay is the only way to bet here. They are certainly far too talented and will be playing at home tonight. The odds are favoring them quite a bit but feel free to make a parlay to rack up some value. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 5-2 Tampa Bay.