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Florida Panthers take on Lightning in hockey test

Florida PanthersTampa Bay Lightning
April 2, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

11-19-6TEAM RECORD15-18-1

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

Supporters of the Panthers have seen them go 11-19-6 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 15-18-1. In totals betting, the Lightning are 18-12-4, while the Panthers are 15-20-1.

View Florida vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed earlier today as -147 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Lightning and the No. 30-rated Panthers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.5 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18% while the Panthers defense kills off 74.1% of their penalties.

The Panthers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Panthers at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Washington, Saturday, April 6
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Thursday, April 4