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Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning Preview & Picks – Tampa To Take Down Defending NHL Champions

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21 Dec 2023
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Leigh Copson 21 Dec 2023
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  • Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning picks for Thursday, December 21
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:00 ET at Amalie Arena
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning Preview & Picks
  • Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Vegas Golden Knights Form
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Form

Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning Preview & Picks

Tampa Bay are backed to win on the home ice.

The Lightning are firing offensively and can take advantage of a Vegas team who are struggling defensively and have cooled off in recent days.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 5-2 in their last 7 home games
  • Vegas Golden Knights are 5-7 in their last 12 road games
  • The Over has cashed in 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • The Over has hit in each of Vegas' last 7 games

Head To Head

  • This is the first meeting between the two teams this season

Vegas Golden Knights Form

Vegas come into this matchup on the back of a defeat, but having won seven of their last 10 games to improve to 21-6-5.

The Golden Knights ended November with a 4-1 in Vancouver, and backed that up with a 4-1 home win against Washington.

They then avenged a 2-1 overtime defeat to St Louis with a 6-3 road win over the Blues, and followed that up with a 6-1 success in Dallas

Vegas then returned home to beat San Jose via a shootout and Calgary 5-4 in overtime, before seeing their win streak end via a 5-2 defeat to Buffalo.

The Golden Knights responded with a 6-3 win over Ottawa, only to fall to a 6-3 defeat when they visited Carolina on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay Lightning Form

Tampa Bay enter this matchup in mixed form, having gone 4-3 over their last seven games to sit 14-13-5.

The Lightning stopped a four-game skid when they beat Dallas 4-0, and they were able to follow that up with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

They then went out on the road to lose 5-1 in Nashville, but rebounded quickly to win 4-3 in overtime in Seattle in their next outing.

Tampa Bay’s inconsistency continued though as they then lost 4-1 at Vancouver, before downing Edmonton 7-4.

The Lightning concluded their five-game road trip with a 4-2 defeat in Carolina, but they did bounce back in their return home, beating St Louis 6-1 on Tuesday.

Verdict

Vegas' recent defensive issues are something Tampa Bay can take advantage of to come away with the win.

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