Lightning open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

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Feb 24, 7:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

9-7-1TEAM RECORD12-6-0

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.

View Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Penguins) and the No. 6 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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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

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Tuesday, February 26
Pittsburgh at Florida, Tuesday, February 26

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