Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning odds, picks and predictions


The Vegas Golden Knights (21-7-5) take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (15-13-5) Thursday at Amalie Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Golden Knights vs. Lightning odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

The Golden Knights continue their 4-game road trip after dropping the 1st stop Tuesday to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3. G Logan Thompson was off his game, and to make matters worse, he left with an upper-body injury. If C Jack Eichel remains healthy, he figures to have a career year with 15 goals and 22 assists already.

The Lightning close out their 2-game homestand after a 6-1 destruction of the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night. G Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 29 shots with the only goal coming via the power play. NHL points leader RW Nikita Kucherov had 2 goals and has 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists) on the season.


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