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Jets vs Lightning Hockey Game Preview

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

Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

10-11-1TEAM RECORD10-12-1

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Winnipeg duelling Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Lightning sport records of 10-12-1 heading into this matchup, while the Jets sit at 10-11-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-6-2 for the Lightning and 10-12 for the Jets.

View Winnipeg vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -147 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 6 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Lightning) and the No. 25 (Jets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 20.9% rate while the Jets have a 73.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Jets were a 4-1 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.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Jets at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Winnipeg's last 14 games
Winnipeg is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
Tampa Bay is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Winnipeg at Florida, Friday, March 8
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Saturday, March 9