Hockey odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Tampa Bay LightningBoston Bruins
Feb 9, 1:00 PM | TD Garden

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds

6-4-0TEAM RECORD7-1-1

The Boston Bruins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade TD Garden on Saturday.

Supporters of the Lightning have seen them go 6-4 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 7-1-1. In totals betting, the Bruins are 4-5, while the Lightning are 6-3-1.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before puck drop in this match found them as +-157-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Bruins) and the No. 3 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 12-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 8.8% rate while the Lightning have a 81% rate on the penalty kill.

The Lightning were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Boston at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Rangers, Sunday, February 10
Boston at Buffalo, Sunday, February 10