Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Odds
The Florida Panthers battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in NHL betting action at BankAtlantic Center.
The Panthers currently sports a record of 12-6-3. The Lightning are 9-9-2. Betting totals have seen the Panthers post a 10-10-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 11-8-1 against the number.
The Lightning were listed as +-135 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 13 and the Lightning sitting at No. 21.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 20% while the Lightning defense kills off 81% of their penalties.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Maple Leafs on November 22. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Panthers were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Lightning at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Florida's last 18 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Florida is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Saturday, November 26