Moneyline favors Penguins in battle with Lightning
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday in hockey odds action.
The Lightning sport records of 17-20-2 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 30-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-15-4 for the Lightning and 19-20-1 for the Penguins.
The Penguins were listed as 115 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at . The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.
This game puts the Lightning, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Penguins, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Penguins have a 79.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -160 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Senators on April 9. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Penguins at Lightning trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
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