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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Bruins in Boston at TD Garden on Tuesday in hockey odds action.
The Bruins sport records of 44-28-3 heading into this matchup, while the Lightning sit at 35-33-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 42-30-3 for the Bruins and 47-27-1 for the Lightning.
Sportsbooks had installed the Bruins as -250 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Bruins and the No. 28-rated Lightning in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.6% while the Lightning defense kills off 78.2% of their penalties.
The Lightning were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +213 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Boston was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 9-1
After a win are 3-7
A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, Thursday, March 29
Boston home to Washington, Thursday, March 29