Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/27/2023]

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/27/2023]

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers will lock horns in the NHL at Amalie Arena on Wednesday, with puck drop at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Wednesday's Panthers vs. Lightning matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the result of Wednesday's NHL matchup between the Panthers and Lightning 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model can't split the two teams, giving both the Panthers and Lightning a 50% chance of winning the game.

According to our model, the Lightning (+1.5) have a 70% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has a 51% chance of going under.

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Panthers vs. Lightning Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Panthers Lightning
Puck Line -1.5 (+185) +1.5 (-225)
Moneyline -125 +105
Total o6.5 (-112) u6.5 (-105)
  • The Lightning are currently +1.5 underdogs versus the Panthers, with -225 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Panthers (-1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on the market at +185.
  • BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lightning at +105, which means you can throw down $100 to profit $105, earning a total payout of $205, if they win.
  • Meanwhile, BetMGM also has the best moneyline odds for the Panthers at -125, where you can risk $125 to win $100 for a total payout of $225 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with FanDuel Sportsbook, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -112, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -105.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all of the legal sportsbooks available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Panthers vs. Lightning Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Lightning +1.5 -225
Moneyline Lightning +105
Total Under 6.5 -105


Dimers' NHL best bets are based on world-class simulations and wagering expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Panthers vs. Lightning Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Panthers vs. Lightning?

According to our model, Tampa Bay's Brayden Point is most likely to score the first goal in Panthers vs. Lightning.

Our projections give Point an 8.2% chance of scoring the first goal at Amalie Arena, while the Lightning star is a 40.8% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Florida Panthers

Player First Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 7.1%
Matthew Tkachuk 5.9%
Sam Reinhart 5.8%
Aleksander Barkov 5.6%
Sam Bennett 3.6%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player First Goal Probability
Brayden Point 8.2%
Nikita Kucherov 7.2%
Steven Stamkos 5.8%
Brandon Hagel 4.5%
Nick Paul 4.4%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Florida Panthers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Carter Verhaeghe 35.5%
Sam Reinhart 31.9%
Aleksander Barkov 31.5%
Matthew Tkachuk 30.3%
Sam Bennett 21.0%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Brayden Point 40.8%
Nikita Kucherov 36.3%
Steven Stamkos 32.8%
Brandon Hagel 26.9%
Nick Paul 23.9%
Remember, our model updates frequently, so keep an eye on this page for the latest betting analysis before the Panthers vs. Lightning on Wednesday December 27, 2023.

Panthers vs. Lightning Game Information

Wednesday's game between the Lightning and Panthers at Amalie Arena is scheduled to start at 7:00PM ET.


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Kevin Hansen
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