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Tampa Bay Lightning Home to Blackhawks in NHL Betting Odds Action

Chicago Blackhawks

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Tampa Bay Lightning
Friday, February 27, 2015 7:30 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The Tampa Bay Lightning get a visit from the Patrick Kane-less Chicago Blackhawks in NHL Betting Odds action on Friday.

His injury afffects the line here, just as it affected the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup futures (down a very small amount from 11-2 to 7-1 according to Bovada.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one found them earlier as -138 Favorite on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at Bovada and may have moved.

Computer Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-2.9 win for the Lightning on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 37-20-5 this season, while the Lightning are 37-19-6. Chicago is 21-31-10 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 35-27 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 18-rated Chicago Blackhawks in this matchup.

How Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.27 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.35 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 17.13% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 86.34% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They won as -123 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Carolina, Monday, March 2nd
Tampa Bay at Florida, Sunday, March 1st

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