- The Lightning and Predators faceoff in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series Game on Saturday, February 26th
- Nashville is listed as +143 underdogs in the Stadium Series NHL Odds
- Read below for Lightning vs Predators odds and pick for the Stadium Series
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators are taking the game of hockey outdoors. The Preds and Bolts will faceoff in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series Game on Saturday, February 26th at Nissan Stadium (7:30pm ET). TNT will broadcast the action.
The Predators are being listed as +143 underdogs in the Stadium Series NHL odds. Nashville is playing in their second NHL outdoor game, while the Bolts are playing in open air for the first time in franchise history.
Let’s take a look at the Stadium Series NHL odds and offer you our Lightning vs Predators pick.
Lightning vs Predators Stadium Series NHL Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|7:30pm ET||Tampa Bay Lightning||-1.5 (+143)||O 6.5 (+100)||-175|
|February 26th, 2022||Nashville Predators||+1.5 (-175)||U 6.5 (-125)||+143|
Odds as of Feb. 25 at Barstool Sportsbook.
The total for Lightning vs Predators is listed at 6.5, while Tampa Bay is available on the puck line at +143 in the Stadium Series NHL odds. Nashville is -175 to keep the game within two goals.
Bolts Favored in Stadium Series NHL Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning are heavy -175 favorites to beat the Predators in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series Game. The two-time reigning Stanley Cup Champs have never played an outdoor game, but they do have a key stat working in their favor Saturday.
Reigning Stanley Cup champions are 4-1-0 all-time in NHL outdoor games, which sets up the Bolts for a big performance at Nissan Stadium. The Lightning have won three straight games and sit second in the Atlantic Division with 72 points in 50 contests.
We outsiiiiiide!! pic.twitter.com/vUkZhzTLU7
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 26, 2022
Tampa Bay has been listed as the betting favorite in the NHL odds in 38 of their 50 games this season. The Bolts are an impressive 30-8 as betting favorites. A big reason for the success is goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is the third-favorite in the Vezina Trophy odds.
The Lightning rank top-10 in both offense and defense. They are scoring 3.44 goals per game, while allowing 2.76 goals per contest. Steven Stamkos is leading the team with 24 goals, while defenseman Victor Hedman has been a beast with 50 points and a plus-18 rating.
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Do Preds Offer Underdog Value Outdoors?
Nashville is an intriguing plus-money underdog against the Lightning in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series. The Predators already have experience playing in an NHL outdoor game. Nashville lost 4-2 to Dallas in the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl.
Nashville enters the NHL Stadium Series Game coming off a huge recent victory over the Eastern-Conference leading Panthers. Filip Forsberg had three points as the Preds beat Florida 6-4 on Tuesday. It was just the fourth time this season the Panthers lost on home ice.
Nashville beat Florida as +247 underdogs, which has been a trend for John Hynes’ club in 2021-22. The Preds are 14-9 in 23 games in which they’ve listed as the betting underdog. Nashville sits fourth in the Central Division with 64 points in 52 contests.
The Preds are middle-of-the-pack in both offense and defense. They’re averaging 3.06 goals per game, while allowing 2.81 goals against per contest. Nashville is riding a two-game winning streak entering Saturday’s game after winning 2-1 against Dallas on Thursday.
There are a few storylines to monitor that could impact Nashville’s Stadium Series betting value. Forsberg’s name is floating in trade rumors, which could create a distraction. Blueliner Matt Borowiecki, meanwhile, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and questionable for Saturday’s game.
Lightning vs Predators Stadium Series Pick and Prediction
The Lightning have clearly been a better team than Nashville this season, but outdoor games are a different beast. Nissan Stadium is going to provide an electric atmosphere, and home teams have gotten the win in 10 of the past 14 NHL outdoor games.
This is the first meeting between Nashville and Tampa Bay since the Preds dominated the Bolts by a 7-2 score in April 2021. While Nashville has won two of the last three meetings, this rivalry has historically been one-sided. The Lightning have won seven of the past 10 matchups dating back to 2019.
Lightning vs Predators Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|04/13/2021||NSH 7 – TBL 2||NSH||NSH||Over|
|04/10/2021||NSH 0 – TBL 3||TBL||TBL||Under|
|03/15/2021||TBL 1 – NSH 4||NSH||NSH||Under|
|03/13/2021||TBL 6 – NSH 3||TBL||TBL||Over|
|02/09/2021||NSH 1 – TBL 6||TBL||TBL||Over|
Both these teams are top-five in high-danger chances allowed and have goalies in the mix in the Vezina race. Tampa Bay’s lethal offense with Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and Stamkos gives them a nice advantage over a Preds team with a d-man (Roman Josi) as their leading scorer.
Although Saros can compete with Vasilevskiy, his track record vs Tampa Bay is concerning. The 26-year-old has posted a .886 save percentage and 3.15 GAA in six career starts vs Tampa. Vasilevskiy own a .911 save percentage and 2.46 GAA in 11 career games vs Nashville.
Yes it is, Juice! pic.twitter.com/ouf2HdCaHH
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) February 25, 2022
The atmosphere favors the underdog Preds, but the Bolts record against inferior teams is just too good to ignore. They’ve also only lost twice in their last 13 games, while Nashville is struggling with consistency, going 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.
Take the Tampa Bay Lightning moneyline in the Stadium Series NHL odds at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning ML (-175)
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