Blues vs Lightning Prediction - NHL Picks 12/19/23

Tampa Bay Lightning (14-13-5) vs St. Louis Blues (15-14-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -213 / St. Louis Blues +165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Amalie Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Blues vs Lightning prediction.

Blues Look for Third Straight Win

The Blues have won two straight games and in the last game against the Dallas Stars, they were able to secure the 4-3 victory overtime. Jordan Kyrou had a strong game scoring a goal and adding two assists. The Blues on the season is averaging 2.9 goals while their defense is giving up 3.27 goals per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league and they are going to need the offense to be good here. Robert Thomas has scored 12 goals and added 20 assists so far this season. 

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St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Brandon Saad has scored a goal in four of the Blues' last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances against the Lightning.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jordan Kyrou has scored two goals against the Lightning this season - most against any opponent.

Lightning Have Been Inconsistent

The Lightning have been inconsistent this season, and the last two games were a perfect example. Two games ago against the Edmonton Oilers they secured the 7-4 victory, but in the last game against the Calgary Flames they were defeated 4-2. The Lightning are averaging 3.28 goals while their defense is giving up 3.56 goals per game. Nikita Kucherov has scored 20 goals and added 32 assists. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Tanner Jeannot has scored a goal in three of the Lightning's last four games as home favorites.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last nine games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last six home games.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks 1st in the league for Points (52) this season.

Blues vs Lightning Betting Prediction

This game is going to be high scoring. The Lightning’s offense has been good, but their defense has been an issue, and they are going to really struggle in this game. The Blues are going to get over their season average and that is going to be the difference here. The Lightning and the Blues are going to put on a show with the offense and this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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