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Feb 21, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

25-24-10TEAM RECORD26-26-6

St. Pete Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay will face the 25-24-10 Ducks. In totals betting, the Lightning are 36-21-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ducks are 24-33-2 favoring the OVER.

View Anaheim vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lightning as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lightning rated this week at No. 25 and the Ducks sitting at No. 21.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.4% rate while the Ducks have a 83.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Ducks were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Capitals. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Carolina are 7-3
After playing Florida are 3-3-1
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Ducks at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Anaheim's last 8 games on the road
Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Anaheim at Carolina, Thursday, February 23
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, Thursday, February 23

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