Lightning face Ottawa Senators: NHL odds preview and stats
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Odds
The Ottawa Senators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade Scotiabank Place on Saturday.
The Senators are 16-9-6 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 13-16-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 8-18-5 and the Lightning go 16-10-4 on the totals.
The Senators were listed earlier today as -147 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Senators at No. 8 and the Lightning at No. 14 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Lightning have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -143 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -144 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lightning at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Tampa Bay is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Ottawa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, Sunday, March 24
Ottawa home to New Jersey, Monday, March 25