Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

This online NHL betting evening, players can wager on a total of 10 different matchups. Unquestionably, one of the more intriguing pairings has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights. Both the Knights and the Lightning are in contention for the lead in their division, so there’s no question that this is an extremely intriguing matchup. Let’s take  a look at what kind of action the 2 team parlay odds are offering for this evening’s contest.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tues., Dec. 12th

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Lines:

Tampa Bay Lightning -1 ½ (+230)  6 (-110)           -130

Vegas Golden Knights +1 ½ (-270)  6 (-110)           +110

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning bolt into this evening’s contest with a 24-6-2 record that ranks Tampa Bay No. 1 overall in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay has acquired such a tremendous standing thanks to the 50 points they have accrued so far in 2017. Furthermore, that 50 point mark ranks Tampa Bay as the best team in the NHL. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that the Golden Knights will have their hands full this evening. However, Vegas wields an extremely talented roster and is far from being a pushover. Without a doubt this is one of the best matchups of the night and will likely come down to the wire.

The visiting Lightning have the better overall record and they undoubtedly have the better offense as well. Specifically, Tampa Bay has the best scoring offense in the NHL since they rank No. 1 in goals per game. On the other hand, the Knights rank 3rd in goals per game so they should be able to somewhat keep up this betting sportsbook evening.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights charge into this online NHL betting pairing flashing a 21-9-2 record that ranks Vegas 2nd in the Pacific Division. Vegas has amassed 44 points this season, which places them right on the heels of the Los Angeles Kings and their 46 points. Additionally, the Knights have a pretty comfy lead over the 3rd place San Jose Sharks – who have 38 on the year. Notwithstanding that lead, the Golden Knights will still be looking to pick up a win this evening, if only to prove that they are better than the current top dog in the NHL. Lastly, the Golden Knights ride a 2 game win streak into this evening’s pairings and are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.

The money line is offering plenty of value for both teams. Since this matchup is so close, it’s really up to the bettors’ discretion to determine a favorite. However, if you’re going to put some action on the spread, you might want to take the Knights over the Kings. Las Vegas has a 21-11 record against the spread this season while Tampa bay is 17-15. Likewise, the Knights have a slight advantage on the over/under lines. Comparatively, Las Vegas is 20-10-2 against the totals line while the Lightning are 19-13.