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Oct 15, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Odds

1-2-1TEAM RECORD1-1-0

Hockey bettors look for value at BankAtlantic Center on Saturday as host Florida battles the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey odds action.

Florida battles the Lightning, currently with a 1-2-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Panthers and 2-1-1 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Florida sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Panthers - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 18.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 21-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 28 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 10% rate while the Lightning have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +100 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Panthers were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Lightning at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing Florida
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
Tampa Bay is 7-17-1 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Florida's last 16 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Florida is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Florida's last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Monday, October 17

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