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Bruins vs Lightning Hockey Game Preview


Boston Bruins

Tampa Bay Lightning
4-2-0 October 19, 2013, 07:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 5-2-0



The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Bruins invade Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday.

The Lightning bring a 5-2-0 record to the battle against the 4-2-0 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 3-4 so far and the Bruins go 0-4-2.

View Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before puck drop in this match found them as -116-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Lightning - Bruins odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 13.

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Boston won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Panthers on October 17. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Wild on October 17. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.71 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.67 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 24.14% while the Bruins defense kills off 87.5% of their penalties.

A few Bruins at Lightning trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Boston at Buffalo, Wednesday, October 23rd
Tampa Bay at Chicago, Thursday, October 24th