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Feb 21, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

9-2-2TEAM RECORD8-6-1

Boston pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Lightning bats in hockey action at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Lightning bring a 8-6-1 record to the battle against the 9-2-2 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 10-3-2 so far and the Bruins go 6-7.

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Power Rankings:
The Lightning sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense (3.9 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 25.4% rate while the Bruins have a 94.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -155 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Bruins at Lightning trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Florida, Sunday, February 24
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Saturday, February 23

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