Panthers vs Lightning Hockey Game Preview
Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The visiting Panthers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tampa Bay Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning sit at 18-25-4 on the season; in comparison, the Panthers are currently 14-27-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 24-19-4 OU, and Florida is 20-25-2 OU.
If you're going with the Lightning in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -186 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Lightning - Panthers odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 30.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 4-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.6 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 19.3% rate while the Panthers have a 73.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Florida, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -130 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Bruins on April 25. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Panthers at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home