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Winnipeg JetsTampa Bay Lightning
March 31, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

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The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Winnipeg on Saturday, with the host Lightning trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay will face the 36-34-8 Jets. In totals betting, the Lightning are 49-27-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jets are 37-38-3 favoring the OVER.

View Winnipeg vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Lightning, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Jets, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 15.6% while the Jets defense kills off 79.7% of their penalties.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Winnipeg at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 1-9
After playing Carolina are 0-10
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Jets at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games on the road
Winnipeg is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Winnipeg at Florida, Tuesday, April 3
Tampa Bay home to Washington, Monday, April 2

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