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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview

Tampa Bay LightningPittsburgh Penguins
March 4, 7:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

9-11-1TEAM RECORD14-8-0

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Pittsburgh on Monday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins are 14-8 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 9-11-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 13-9 and the Lightning go 13-6-2 on the totals.

View Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before puck drop in this match found them as +-186-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 6, ccording to BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Lightning taking on the No. 3-rated Penguins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 26.4% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.1% of their penalties.

Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They lost as +153 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Canadiens on March 2. Bettors who backed the Penguins at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Lightning at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, Tuesday, March 5
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, March 7