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Tampa Bay Lightning

Colorado Avalanche
34-21-5 March 02, 2014, 08:00 PM | Pepsi Center 38-17-5



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Colorado on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche currently sport a record of 38-17-5. The Lightning are 34-21-5. Betting totals have seen the Avalanche post a 31-27-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 27-30-3 against the number.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 138 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Avalanche rated this week at No. 7 and the Lightning sitting at No. 5.

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Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +122 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -150 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 6-ranked offense (3.03 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 20.77% rate while the Lightning have a 79.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Tuesday, March 4th
Colorado at Chicago, Tuesday, March 4th

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