How To Bet On Tampa Bay Lightning

A lot is expected of the Tampa Bay Lightning. They made the Eastern Conference finals in 2014-15 and have, thanks to Steve Yzerman, built a young, fast and exciting team. The 2016-17 season was disappointing for the Lightning, as they were hit hard by the injury bug. The team also traded Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in an attempt to build for the future. Led by Steven Stamkos, whose injury kept him out of the lineup for most of the season, the Lightning are poised to make a run at the Cup in the next few seasons.  [+]

The franchise won their only Stanley Cup in 2004, when they beat the Calgary Flames in an epic seven-game series. But Yzerman is doing his utmost to lead the Lightning back to the promise land. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Next Game

Take stock of betting lines for the next Lightning game before making your final wagers. Find out whether they’re playing at home and make sure they fare well against their next opposition.  

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Tampa Bay Lightning Regular Season Schedule

The Tampa Bay Lightning regular season schedule is the best tool for tracking the team’s activity as they rumble their way through the NHL docket.

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September 2017 (7)
Tue 19 Canes 2 - 1 Lightning Odds
Wed 20 Lightning 4 - 3 Canes +158 -175 Odds
Fri 22 Preds 1 - 3 Lightning +160 -179 Odds
Sun 24 Florida Panthers 4 - 2 Lightning +113 -133 Odds
Tue 26 Lightning 2 - 4 Florida Panthers -120 +100 Odds
Thu 28 Lightning 2 - 5 Florida Panthers -169 +150 Odds
Sat 30 Lightning 3 - 2 Preds -115 -105 Odds
October 2017 (13)
Fri 6 Reg. MD1 Florida Panthers 3 - 5 Lightning +152 -169 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. MD1 Lightning 4 - 5 Florida Panthers -106 -104 Odds
Mon 9 Reg. MD2 Caps 3 - 4 Lightning +103 -114 Odds
Thu 12 Reg. MD2 Pens 4 - 5 Lightning +126 -139 Odds
Sat 14 Reg. MD2 St. Louis Blues 1 - 2 Lightning +131 -145 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. MD3 Lightning 3 - 2 Red Wings -128 +116 Odds
Tue 17 Reg. MD3 Lightning 4 - 5 Devils -101 -109 Odds
Thu 19 Reg. MD3 Lightning 2 - 0 Jackets +127 -141 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. MD3 Pens 1 - 7 Lightning +134 -147 Odds
Tue 24 Reg. MD4 Lightning 5 - 1 Canes +103 -114 Odds
Thu 26 Reg. MD4 Red Wings 2 - 3 Lightning +183 -204 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. MD4 Anaheim Ducks 4 - 1 Lightning +150 -167 Odds
Mon 30 Reg. MD5 Lightning 8 - 5 Florida Panthers -115 +104 Odds
November 2017 (12)
Thu 2 Reg. MD5 Rangers 2 - 1 Lightning +149 -164 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. MD5 Jackets 4 - 5 Lightning +115 -127 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. MD6 Lightning 5 - 1 San Jose Sharks +107 -118 Odds
Thu 9 Reg. MD6 Lightning 5 - 2 Kings +119 -132 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. MD6 Lightning 2 - 1 Anaheim Ducks -141 +127 Odds
Thu 16 Reg. MD7 Dallas Stars 1 - 6 Lightning +159 -175 Odds
Sat 18 Reg. MD7 Isles 5 - 3 Lightning +158 -175 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. MD8 Hawks 2 - 3 Lightning +142 -156 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. MD8 Lightning 1 - 3 Caps -152 +137 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. MD8 Lightning 2 - 5 Pens -120 +109 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. MD9 Lightning 2 - 0 Buffalo Sabres -175 +157 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. MD9 Lightning 2 - 3 Boston Bruins -103 -106 Odds
December 2017 (13)
Sat 2 Reg. MD9 San Jose Sharks 2 - 5 Lightning +166 -185 Odds
Tue 5 Reg. MD10 Isles 2 - 6 Lightning +172 -192 Odds
Thu 7 Reg. MD10 Avs 2 - 5 Lightning +204 -227 Odds
Sat 9 Reg. MD10 Winnipeg Jets 3 - 4 Lightning +156 -172 Odds
Tue 12 Reg. MD11 Lightning 3 - 0 St. Louis Blues -118 +107 Odds
Thu 14 Reg. MD11 Lightning 4 - 1 Arizona Coyotes -189 +180 Odds
Sat 16 Reg. MD11 Lightning 6 - 5 Avs -179 +165 Odds
Tue 19 Reg. MD12 Lightning 3 - 4 Knights -123 +120 Odds
Thu 21 Reg. MD12 Ottawa Senators 3 - 4 Lightning +220 -244 Odds
Sat 23 Reg. MD12 Minnesota Wild 0 - 3 Lightning +216 -244 Odds
Thu 28 Reg. MD13 Habs 1 - 3 Lightning +220 -238 Odds
Fri 29 Reg. MD13 Flyers 5 - 3 Lightning +190 -213 Odds
Sun 31 Reg. MD13 Lightning 5 - 0 Jackets -145 +135 Odds
January 2018 (12)
Tue 2 Reg. MD14 Lightning 2 - 0 Leafs -125 +115 Odds
Thu 4 Reg. MD14 Lightning 1 - 2 Habs -167 +165 Odds
Sat 6 Reg. MD14 Lightning 3 - 6 Ottawa Senators -196 +180 Odds
Sun 7 Reg. MD14 Lightning 5 - 2 Red Wings -137 +130 Odds
Tue 9 Reg. MD15 Canes 4 - 5 Lightning +175 -189 Odds
Thu 11 Reg. MD15 Calgary Flames 5 - 1 Lightning +180 -196 Odds
Thu 18 Reg. MD16 Knights 4 - 1 Lightning +145 -161 Odds
Sat 20 Reg. MD16 Lightning 1 - 4 Minnesota Wild -114 +105 Odds
Mon 22 Reg. MD17 Lightning 20:30 Hawks
Tue 23 Reg. MD17 Lightning 20:00 Preds
Thu 25 Reg. MD17 Lightning 19:00 Flyers
Tue 30 Reg. MD18 Lightning 20:00 Winnipeg Jets
February 2018 (14)
Thu 1 Reg. MD18 Lightning 21:00 Calgary Flames
Sat 3 Reg. MD18 Lightning 22:00 Canucks
Mon 5 Reg. MD19 Lightning 21:00 Edmonton Oilers
Thu 8 Reg. MD19 Canucks 19:30 Lightning
Sat 10 Reg. MD19 Kings 19:00 Lightning
Mon 12 Reg. MD20 Lightning 19:00 Leafs
Tue 13 Reg. MD20 Lightning 19:00 Buffalo Sabres
Thu 15 Reg. MD20 Red Wings 19:30 Lightning
Sat 17 Reg. MD20 Devils 19:00 Lightning
Tue 20 Reg. MD21 Lightning 19:00 Caps
Thu 22 Reg. MD21 Lightning 19:30 Ottawa Senators
Sat 24 Reg. MD21 Lightning 19:00 Habs
Mon 26 Reg. MD22 Leafs 19:30 Lightning
Wed 28 Reg. MD22 Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Lightning
March 2018 (14)
Thu 1 Reg. MD22 Lightning 20:30 Dallas Stars
Sat 3 Reg. MD22 Flyers 13:00 Lightning
Tue 6 Reg. MD23 Florida Panthers 19:30 Lightning
Thu 8 Reg. MD23 Rangers 19:30 Lightning
Sat 10 Reg. MD23 Habs 13:00 Lightning
Tue 13 Reg. MD24 Ottawa Senators 19:30 Lightning
Sat 17 Reg. MD24 Boston Bruins 19:00 Lightning
Sun 18 Reg. MD24 Edmonton Oilers 17:00 Lightning
Tue 20 Reg. MD25 Leafs 19:30 Lightning
Thu 22 Reg. MD25 Lightning 19:00 Isles
Sat 24 Reg. MD25 Lightning 19:00 Devils
Mon 26 Reg. MD26 Arizona Coyotes 19:30 Lightning
Thu 29 Reg. MD26 Lightning 19:00 Boston Bruins
Fri 30 Reg. MD26 Lightning 19:00 Rangers
April 2018 (4)
Sun 1 Reg. MD26 Preds 18:00 Lightning
Tue 3 Reg. MD27 Boston Bruins 19:30 Lightning
Fri 6 Reg. MD27 Buffalo Sabres 19:30 Lightning
Sat 7 Reg. MD27 Lightning 19:00 Canes

Tampa Bay Lightning Standings

Have a look at where the Lightning sit in the standings to gague how they are faring to teams in close proximity It will offer important insight when formulating your betting strategy. 

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1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 65 45 26 11 162 116
2 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 64 45 22 11 152 122
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 62 45 23 11 139 119
4 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 62 45 23 10 150 112
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 61 47 25 13 155 128
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 60 47 19 15 145 134
7 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 59 49 21 18 142 129
8 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 58 48 21 17 148 129
9 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 57 48 18 17 153 139
10 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 56 45 19 14 128 120
11 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 56 45 17 13 142 137
12 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 55 45 21 16 150 130
13 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 55 46 17 16 132 127
14 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 55 47 15 18 126 130
15 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 53 46 17 17 131 112
16 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 53 47 16 18 142 136
17 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 53 47 19 16 129 129
18 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 53 49 16 21 142 149
19 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 52 46 19 18 133 131
20 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 52 46 19 16 135 133
21 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 50 45 17 17 136 123
22 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 50 46 16 17 129 141
23 New York Islanders New York Islanders 50 47 15 20 161 173
24 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 44 45 15 20 129 148
25 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 44 47 14 22 120 148
26 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 43 45 14 20 120 138
27 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 43 46 14 23 126 147
28 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 42 45 16 21 119 147
29 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 39 44 12 20 121 157
30 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 31 46 9 26 103 162
31 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 31 48 5 28 114 168

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Tips

The Lightning, when at full strength, have one of the most potent and dynanmic offenisve crews in the NHL. They score goals at will and love playing an expansive and exciting brand of hockey. But they didn’t defend well in 2016-17. A blue line led by one of the league’s best puck-moving defenseman, Victor Hedman is still only 26 years old and has a long, prosperous career ahead. 

They need him to step up his defensive game, especially in the absence of Ben Bishop, whose trade to the Kings caused quite a stir in Florida. Yzerman said he is looking to the future, but a top-notch goalie is crucial for a Cup run. They’ll have to find another showcase netminder, as few people believe Andrei Vasilevskiy can run the show. 

You’ll want to prioritize the overs market until the Lightning prove they can defend as a unit. With question marks surrounding the goaltending situation, the propensity for high-scoring games becomes even higher. But make sure to check how Tampa Bay fares against certain opponents, especially Atlantic Division foes. 

Form often takes a back seat when the Lightning play a division rival, but evaluating historic trends still over a good metric to plan from. Take into account both teams Corsi Ratings while analyzing thier Adjusted Efficiency Margins. If the Lightning perform adequately in the regular season but sneak into the playoffs, they might be a great pick to upset a favorite.