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NHL Game Preview - Senators underdogs vs Lightning at Tampa Bay

Ottawa SenatorsTampa Bay Lightning
Feb 14, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

28-22-8TEAM RECORD24-25-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay vs Ottawa battle on Tuesday at St. Pete Times Forum as the Lightning try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Tampa Bay will face the 28-22-8 Senators. In totals betting, the Lightning are 35-19-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 28-29-1 favoring the OVER.

View Ottawa vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Lightning and the No. 17-rated Senators in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Senators have a 81.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on February 11. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Penguins on February 12. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

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 3-7

A few Senators at Lightning trends to consider:
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Ottawa's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Ottawa's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at Florida, Wednesday, February 15
Tampa Bay home to San Jose, Thursday, February 16

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