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Hockey Matchup - Tampa Bay Lightning Florida Panthers Odds Preview

Florida PanthersTampa Bay Lightning
Oct 17, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

2-1-0TEAM RECORD1-2-2

Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Florida Panthers pay a visit to St. Pete Times Forum.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 2-1 this season, while the Lightning are 1-2-2. Florida is 1-2 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 2-2-1.

View Florida vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-170-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Lightning and the No. 21-rated Panthers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 5 at 2 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 10% while the Panthers defense kills off 100% of their penalties.

The Lightning were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 0-10

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Florida are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Panthers at Lightning trends to consider:
Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Florida's last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Florida is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at Washington, Tuesday, October 18
Tampa Bay home to NY Islanders, Thursday, October 20