It is the last game of a four-game trip for the Lightning and a tough NHL betting situation against the Thrashers since Tampa played last night at Carolina. Here are some of the numbers and facts to consider for this Sunday matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Atlanta Thrashers.
Bet on hockey trends show that Atlanta has owed this series recently against Tampa Bay. The Thrashers have won 8 of the last 10 bet on hockey meetings between the two teams. They already routed Tampa 6-3 in NHL betting earlier this season. The Thrashers have won five of the last six home games against the Lightning. The last two bet on hockey matchups in Atlanta between the two teams have gone over but of the last six, the over/under is at 3-3.
Tampa has been great at home this season for those that bet on hockey but they have struggled on the road. The Lightning have still been a nice surprise though overall for those that bet on hockey. They struggle to score goals at times but Steven Stamkos is having a nice year and they still have Vincent Lecavalier. Tampa’s defense has been better this season as they are above average in goals against. The big reason for the improvement is goaltender Antero Nittymaki who has been superb for Tampa this season.
There is no secret as to how Atlanta wins for those that bet on hockey. The Thrashers win with goals. They are the second highest scoring team in the NHL as bet on hockey stats show. The Thrashers have been great on the road this season too for those that bet on hockey. Atlanta has been just average at home in NHL betting so they will need to improve their home ice record. They are a team that regularly goes over the bet on hockey total, especially at home. Getting Ilva Kovalchuk back from his injury has been huge and he is making them even more explosive offensively. The Thrashers could use improved goaltending but they are getting enough out of Ondrej Pavelec and Johan Hedberg to win bet on hockey games. When you score as many goals as the Thrashers do you don’t need great goaltending to win in NHL betting.