Lightning open as moneyline underdog vs Hurricanes
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Carolina on Tuesday at PNC Arena.
The Lightning will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 1-1 this season, while the Hurricanes are 0-1. Tampa Bay is 2-0 against the total, while Carolina is 1-0 versus the number.
Sportsbooks had installed the Hurricanes as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 27 and the Lightning sitting at No. 28.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 28-ranked offense (1 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 18 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Lightning have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Hurricanes were a 5-1 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 (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Friday, January 25
Carolina home to Buffalo, Thursday, January 24