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Senators face Tampa Bay Lightning: NHL odds preview and stats

Ottawa SenatorsTampa Bay Lightning
Jan 25, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

3-0-0TEAM RECORD2-1-0

The visiting Senators hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Tampa Bay Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 2-1. The Senators are 3-0. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Senators have gone 0-3 against the number.

View Ottawa vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Lightning as -126 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 28 and the Senators at No. 14 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (4.3 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 0.7 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Senators have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -130 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +142 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Senators at Lightning trends to consider:
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, January 27
Tampa Bay home to Philadelphia, Sunday, January 27