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Tampa Bay Lightning

Florida Panthers
22-11-3 December 23, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 14-18-5



The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade BankAtlantic Center on Monday.

The Panthers sit at 14-18-5 on the season; in comparison, the Lightning are currently 22-11-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 16-17-4 OU, and Tampa Bay is 13-20-3 OU.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Panthers 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.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Lightning taking on the No. 18-rated Panthers in this contest.

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In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Florida was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 25-ranked offense (2.35 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.39 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10.66% rate while the Lightning have a 83.87% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Panthers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
Florida is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay


Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Saturday, December 28th
Florida home to Detroit, Saturday, December 28th

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