Lightning on the road in Boston
The Tampa Bay Lightning will head up north to take on the Boston Bruins on Monday night in the lone NHL betting matchup at the books on the league's schedule for the day.
The Bruins are already 2-0 against the Bolts this season, winning 3-1 at home on October 3 and 5-0 on the road on October 19. Each of the last four games between Boston and Tampa Bay have been UNDER results.
Boston will face the 12-4-0 Lightning. In totals betting, the Bruins are 2-9-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lightning are 6-9-1 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 144 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Bruins sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +116 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Boston was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They won as -198 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.44 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 19.15% while the Lightning defense kills off 85.25% of their penalties.
A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
Boston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Montreal, Tuesday, November 12th
Boston at Columbus, Thursday, November 14th