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Moneyline favors Blues in battle with Lightning

St. Louis BluesTampa Bay Lightning
March 17, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

45-19-8TEAM RECORD32-31-7

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blues arrive at St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 32-31-7. The Blues are 45-19-8. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 44-25-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blues have gone 18-39-15 against the number.

View St Louis vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as +130 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Lightning and the No. 5-ranked Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Blues have a 84.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +130 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-1 loser at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blues at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Anaheim, Wednesday, March 21
Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Monday, March 19

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