St. Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/19/2023]

St. Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/19/2023]

NHL action continues on Tuesday at 7:00PM ET as the St. Louis Blues square off with the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena.

Dimers.com's in-depth betting preview for Tuesday's Blues vs. Lightning matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

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

We have used advanced machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of Tuesday's NHL game between the Blues and Lightning 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Lightning a 60% chance of beating the Blues.

According to our model, the Blues (+1.5) have a 61% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

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Blues vs. Lightning Odds

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

Bet Type Blues Lightning
Puck Line +1.5 (-155) -1.5 (+134)
Moneyline +150 -178
Total o6.5 (-118) u6.5 (+100)
  • The Lightning are currently -1.5 favorites against the Blues, with +134 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Blues (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -155.
  • FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lightning at -178, which means you can risk $178 to win $100 for a total payout of $278 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blues at +150, where you can bet $100 to profit $150, earning a total payout of $250 if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 6.5 with FanDuel, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -118, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at +100.

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

As always, check out all of the online sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Blues vs. Lightning Picks

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

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Blues +1.5 -155
Moneyline Blues +150
Total Under 6.5 +100

 

While the Lightning are more likely to win the game, betting on the Blues moneyline is the best option because of the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is crucial to being profitable in the long run.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on world-class simulations and wagering expertise to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Blues vs. Lightning Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Blues vs. Lightning?

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

Our projections give Point an 8.3% chance of scoring the first goal at Amalie Arena, while the Lightning star is a 40.4% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

St. Louis Blues

Player First Goal Probability
Pavel Buchnevich 6.7%
Jake Neighbours 5.5%
Jordan Kyrou 5.4%
Robert Thomas 5.1%
Brandon Saad 3.8%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player First Goal Probability
Brayden Point 8.3%
Steven Stamkos 7.6%
Nikita Kucherov 7.0%
Brandon Hagel 5.2%
Nick Paul 4.1%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

St. Louis Blues

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Pavel Buchnevich 33.3%
Jake Neighbours 31.4%
Jordan Kyrou 29.4%
Robert Thomas 28.3%
Brayden Schenn 21.4%

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Brayden Point 40.4%
Nikita Kucherov 38.2%
Steven Stamkos 38.0%
Brandon Hagel 28.5%
Nick Paul 22.3%
Don't forget, our model updates often, so keep an eye on this article for the latest betting analysis before the Blues vs. Lightning on Tuesday December 19, 2023.

Blues vs. Lightning Game Information

Tuesday's action between the Lightning and Blues at Amalie Arena is scheduled to start at 7:00PM ET.

 

Our full betting coverage of Blues vs. Lightning includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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Conclusion

This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Tuesday's Blues vs. Lightning matchup, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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Kevin Hansen
Senior Sports Analyst

Kevin Hansen has a track record of delivering high-quality content. He writes about all sports, but his favorites are the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Kevin enjoys crunching the numbers and using data-driven insights to take on the sportsbooks. The majority of Kevin's time is spent writing about sports betting. His love for data and analytics drove him into the world of sports betting. Finding an edge in sports betting can take a long time, but Kevin believes it is well worth the effort. Kevin is just as passionate about sports as you are, and he empowers fellow bettors to become more educated through simple, actionable betting tips. It can be difficult to navigate the world of sports betting, which is where Kevin comes in to make it as simple as possible for you to pick a winner.

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