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Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Matchup Report

Tampa Bay LightningCarolina Hurricanes
April 4, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

15-18-2TEAM RECORD16-17-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Hurricanes in Carolina at PNC Arena on Thursday in hockey odds action.

Carolina battles the Lightning, currently with a 15-18-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-18-1 for the Hurricanes and 18-13-4 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Hurricanes as -126 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 20 and the Lightning sitting at No. 13.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 13.8% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Carolina's last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 games
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, Saturday, April 6
Carolina home to NY Rangers, Saturday, April 6