Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds
Tampa Bay pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Bruins bats in hockey action at TD Garden.
Boston battles the Lightning, currently with a 9-10-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-10 for the Bruins and 13-5-2 for the Lightning.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Bruins) and the No. 4 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 5-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 13% rate while the Lightning have a 82.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Lightning were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Boston at -225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Monday, March 4
Boston home to Montreal, Sunday, March 3