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Moneyline favors Penguins in battle with Lightning

Pittsburgh PenguinsTampa Bay Lightning
April 11, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

30-10-0TEAM RECORD17-20-2

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.

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Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as 115 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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 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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Florida, Saturday, April 13
Tampa Bay at Washington, Saturday, April 13