Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Arizona Coyotes, Thursday, Free Picks, Predictions, Las Vegas Odds and NHL Hockey Sports Betting

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Tampa Bay at Arizona, NHL Sports Betting Lines
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
TV: 9 p.m. ET, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay), FSN Arizona
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Puck Line Money Line Total
21 Tampa Bay Lightning -1½ +158 -178 Ov 5½ -118
22 Arizona Coyotes +1½ -178 +160 Un 5½ +107
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The fans at Gila River Arena will be treated to a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Arizona Coyotes when they take their seats on Thursday.

ABOUT THE LIGHTNING (22-6-2): Kucherov recorded his team-leading 21st goal in the victory over St. Louis and boasts eight points in the last seven games while Stamkos owns five in the past four contests. Point also had an assist Tuesday to push his way past Vladislav Namestnikov for third on the team with 28 points and linemate Tyler Johnson boasts nine points (three goals) in five December games after scoring once and setting up another versus the Blues. Mikhail Sergachev assisted on Kucherov’s goal and has 21 points overall – most among rookie defenseman.

ABOUT THE COYOTES (7-21-5): Arizona is 1-for-10 on the power play over the last six games and the top three scorers have all cooled off as Keller owns only six assists during his 17-game goal drought. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (18 points) has been held off the scoresheet in six consecutive contests and veteran center Derek Stepan (18) has not posted a point in the last three games. Defenseman Jakob Chychrun has registered a goal and an assist with 11 shots on net while averaging 22:01 on ice time in his first four games of the season after coming off injured reserve.

Oddsmakers opened the Lightning as -195-moneyline favorites versus the Coyotes, while the game’s total opened at 5.5.

The NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games when they visit the struggling Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. The Lightning opened their four-game road trip with a 3-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday as Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 32 shots for his league-leading 20th win and 21-year-old center Brayden Point scored for the fourth consecutive contest.

Tampa Bay, which also plays Colorado and Vegas on the trip, has outscored opponents 23-9 during its win streak and boasts the league’s top two scorers with captain Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov at 42 points apiece. The Lightning won’t take this game for granted after dropping both contests to the Coyotes last season by identical 5-3 scores, but Arizona has lost four in a row overall and managed only two goals combined in the last three games. The Coyotes have won two of their last three at home against two of the top teams in the league – New Jersey and Los Angeles – but stand second to last in the NHL in goals for (2.24) and last in goals against (3.42). Rookie Clayton Keller still leads Arizona with 23 points, but has been held without a goal in 17 straight games and holds a minus-19 rating overall as the Coyotes open a five-game homestand.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -247 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -118 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Tampa Bay:
Team record: 22-6-2 SU
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.

Arizona:
Team record: 7-21-5 SU
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Colorado Saturday, December 16
Arizona home to Pittsburgh Saturday, December 16

NHL Hockey Betting Tips

1. The Coyotes have played the most road games (21) in the league and are 3-8-1 on home ice.2. Tampa Bay RW Ryan Callahan missed Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury and is considered day-to-day.

3. The Lightning have recorded a power-play goal in 14 of the last 16 games and lead the league at 27.7 percent.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: Tampa Bay Lightning will win outright at -178 and the game will go over 5½ goals according to scamdicappersscamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Lightning 5, Coyotes 2 at .

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