- The Lightning are tied with the fifth-best odds to win the 2022 Stanley Cup but have won their last four games.
- Steven Stamkos has become the Lightening’s franchise leading scorer and has recorded his first-ever 100-point season.
TAMPA- The Tampa Bay Lightning are ending the regular season on Friday, and currently have +1200 odds to win the Stanley Cup. They will be pursuing the first 3-peat since the Islanders won the title four times from 1980-1983.
The Lightning have been rolling with momentum and have won 7 of their last 9 games. They have won four straight games and have outscored their opponents 26-8 in those four games. With very low odds and the season coming to an end, this may be the best time to bet on the NHL.
NHL Playoff Picture
The Lightning are currently sitting at third place in the Atlantic Division, behind the Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tamp Bay made statement wins against both of these teams last week, beating the Panthers (8-4) and the Maple Leafs (8-1).
As of today, the Lightening are set to face the Maple Leafs in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The two teams met four times in the 2022 regular season and split the series 2-2.
There are always great legal sports betting opportunities during the NHL season, but the Lightening’s odds for the Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference should not go unnoticed.
Team Odds Heading Into The Postseason
Odds To Win The Stanley Cup
- Avalanche +350
- Panthers +500
- Flames +800
- Maple Leafs +1000
- Hurricanes +1200
- Lightening +1200
Odds To Win The Eastern Conference
- Panthers +250
- Maple Leafs +475
- Hurricanes +600
- Lightening +600
Tampa Bay is a team that is filled with talent and will not be looking to give up the Stanley Cup after having it for two consecutive years. This could be a great opportunity to take advantage of the Lightening’s low odds before the playoffs begin on May 2nd.
2022 Season Has Been Filled With Tampa Bay Milestones
On April 21st, Steven Stamkos passed his mentor, Mary St. Louis, and officially became the Lightening’s leading scorer. This career points milestone was achieved during Tampa Bay’s 8-1 annihilation of the Maple Leafs. While securing the new record, Stamkos recorded at least three points in his last five games.
Stamkos kept his exceptional season rolling by completing his first-ever 100-point season on Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2008 and is still continuing to get better each season.
Stamkos was not the only Tampa Bay player breaking an old record this season. Victor Hedman scored 20 goals this season, being the most goals scored by a defenseman since Dan Boyle in 2006.
The Lightning are going to be a dangerous team in the battle for the Stanley Cup and their surprisingly low title odds could be a huge advantage for bettors.
Ben has been an avid sports fan his whole life and mostly follows football and basketball, both professional and collegiate. He has been covering topics that vary from Super Bowl prop bets to articles about the generated revenue from regulated sports betting. He is currently finishing his Editing, Writing, and Media Degree at Florida State University, with a minor in Business. Diving into the world of sports betting, he is ecstatic to work in an area that has combined his two passions of sports and writing.