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Ducks vs Lightning Hockey Game Preview


Anaheim Ducks

Tampa Bay Lightning
15-4-1 November 14, 2013, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 13-5-0



The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Anaheim on Thursday, with the host Lightning trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Lightning sit at 13-5-0 on the season; in comparison, the Ducks are currently 15-4-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 6-11-1 OU, and Anaheim is 9-10-1 OU.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

The Lightning were listed earlier today as -110 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Lightning and the No. 7-rated Ducks in this matchup.

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The Ducks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Lightning were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +169 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense (3.11 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.39% rate while the Ducks have a 78.12% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Ducks at Lightning trends to consider:
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Anaheim is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Anaheim's last 25 games on the road
Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Anaheim


Next up:
Anaheim at Hartford , Friday, November 15th
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, Saturday, November 16th