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Lightning open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Pittsburgh PenguinsTampa Bay Lightning
Jan 15, 1:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

22-17-4TEAM RECORD17-22-4

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade St. Pete Times Forum on Sunday.

The Lightning are 17-22-4 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 22-17-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 27-15-1 and the Penguins go 17-22-4 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 26 and the Penguins at No. 3 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Penguins have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Penguins were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

The Lightning were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Penguins at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-16-1 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Carolina, Tuesday, January 17
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, January 17

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