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NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Bruins at Tampa Bay

Boston BruinsTampa Bay Lightning
Jan 17, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

29-12-1TEAM RECORD17-23-4

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Bruins invade St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday.

Supporters of the Bruins have seen them go 29-12-1 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 17-23-4. In totals betting, the Lightning are 28-15-1, while the Bruins are 23-19.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lightning as +170 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Lightning) and the No. 1 (Bruins) 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. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 14.1% rate while the Bruins have a 86.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Bruins were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -164 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 6-3 loser in its last match at home against the Penguins. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bruins at Lightning trends to consider:
Boston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Boston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at New Jersey, Thursday, January 19
Tampa Bay at Dallas, Friday, January 20

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