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Hockey Matchup - Tampa Bay Lightning Winnipeg Jets Odds Preview

Winnipeg JetsTampa Bay Lightning
Feb 1, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

3-3-1TEAM RECORD5-1-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay vs Winnipeg battle on Friday at Tampa Bay Times Forum as the Lightning try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Tampa Bay will face the 3-3-1 Jets. In totals betting, the Lightning are 4-1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jets are 5-2 favoring the OVER.

View Winnipeg vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Lightning in this one will find them as -157 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Lightning and the No. 13-rated Jets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 4.8 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 30% while the Jets defense kills off 63.6% of their penalties.

Last time out for Winnipeg, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Lightning were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 1-9
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Jets at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Winnipeg is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Winnipeg

Next up:
Winnipeg home to Florida, Tuesday, February 5
Tampa Bay home to NY Rangers, Saturday, February 2