Lightning open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Lightning arrive at Consol Energy Centre on Sunday.
Pittsburgh battles the Lightning, currently with a 9-7-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-8 for the Penguins and 12-3-2 for the Lightning.
If you're going with the Penguins in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -173 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 6 earlier at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Penguins) and the No. 6 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 27.4% rate while the Lightning have a 83.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Tampa Bay was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Penguins were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -230 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Lightning at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Tuesday, February 26
Pittsburgh at Florida, Tuesday, February 26