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Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview

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March 3, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

30-28-6TEAM RECORD24-27-13

Tampa Bay pays a visit to Carolina on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Hurricanes bats in hockey action at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes are 24-27-13 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 30-28-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Carolina go 33-27-4 and the Lightning go 40-23-1 on the totals.

View Tampa Bay vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Hurricanes as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Hurricanes sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 25 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 16.9% while the Lightning defense kills off 79% of their penalties.

Tampa Bay was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Carolina was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Carolina's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Tuesday, March 6
Carolina at Washington, Tuesday, March 6

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