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Lightning face Philadelphia Flyers: NHL odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay LightningPhiladelphia Flyers
Dec 10, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds

12-14-2TEAM RECORD17-7-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Supporters of the Lightning have seen them go 12-14-2 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 17-7-3. In totals betting, the Flyers are 16-10-1, while the Lightning are 16-11-1.

View Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Flyers in this one will find them as -185 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Flyers) and the No. 22 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 1-ranked offense (3.6 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Lightning have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +155 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Lightning at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to New Jersey, Monday, December 12
Philadelphia at Washington, Tuesday, December 13

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