NHL: Golden Knights vs Lightning Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Mar 9)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning have only gone 3-5-2 over their last ten
  • Vegas Golden Knights remain top of the Pacific Division

A matchup that we could potentially see in the Stanley Cup finals takes place on Thursday. But, will it be the Golden Knights or Lightning that claim victory in this regular season showdown?

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Vegas Golden Knights are on the road this week, as they look to respond to a recent defeat. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning will also be bidding to get back on track after winning just three of their last ten.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
  • How To Watch: NHL TV


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The Tampa Bay Lightning will have home advantage on Thursday, as they bid to pick up a second straight win. It had been difficult for the team before that win, as they had picked up five regulation defeats in their previous nine. However, their home record has remained extremely strong throughout this term, as they have gone 23-5-4.

Tampa continued to show that healthy level of performance at Amalie Arena in their most recent game, as they stormed to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. However, they will likely need to raise their game against the Golden Knights on Thursday.

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The Vegas Golden Knights continue to lead the way in the Western Conference, as they boast a better win rate than the Los Angeles Kings. They come into this game having won six of their last ten, with only two regulation losses having been suffered over that period. However, the Golden Knights have excelled on the road this term.

They have suffered six fewer defeats on their travels than they have at Amalie Arena, but Vegas will be looking for a response after being beaten in their previous game on the road. That loss was suffered on Tuesday, as they were beaten by the Florida Panthers.


These two sides are very evenly matched, and it could go either way. However, we will be siding with the Golden Knights, who have won their last two against the Lightning, and have excelled on the road throughout the season.



Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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