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Moneyline favors Lightning in battle with Senators

Ottawa SenatorsTampa Bay Lightning
April 9, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

19-13-6TEAM RECORD16-20-2

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Ottawa duelling Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 19-13-6 this season, while the Lightning are 16-20-2. Ottawa is 10-21-7 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 20-14-4.

View Ottawa vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -126 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Lightning) and the No. 10 (Senators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.5% rate while the Senators have a 88.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +135 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Senators at Lightning trends to consider:
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Ottawa at Philadelphia, Thursday, April 11
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 11