Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Lightning and Jets. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jets at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Jets are the home favorites against the Lightning in a non-conference matchup.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING VS WINNIPEG JETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1.5

This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE WINNIPEG JETS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Lightning to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Lightning on the moneyline (+112)
  • The Lightning are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Lightning Offense Score Enough in Winnipeg?

This season, the Lightning have an overall record of 18-15-5. On the road, Tampa Bay holds a 7-10-2 mark, and they are 11-5-3 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 8th in the Eastern conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Tampa Bay has a 18-20 record. On the road they are 7-12 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is11-8. This season, Tampa Bay’s games have an average of 6.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Lightning come in with an over/under performance of 17-18-3.

Across the Lightning last three road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.

The Lightning come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 5th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Tampa Bay’s offense comes into the game ranked 1st in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

Tampa Bay’s current leading scorer is Nikita Kucherov. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 35 assists so far.

The Jets defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 8-7, and his save percentage is 0.594059405940594%.

Will the Jets Make it Happen at Home?

Through 35 games, the Jets have achieved an overall record of 22-9-4. When on the road, Winnipeg holds a 10-4-2 record, while they are 12-5-2 when playing at home. Their current record places them 2nd in the Western Central division and 4th in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Winnipeg have posted a 21-14 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 9-7, while they are 12-7 at home. For the season, Winnipeg’s games have finished with an average of 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Jets have an over/under record of 14-17-4.

Across the Jets last three home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 19th position in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 11-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 11-2 record.

Winnipeg’s leading goal scorer is Kyle Connor. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 19th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.

The Jets defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck comes into the game having made 26 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.9603960396039604%.