Senators face Tampa Bay Lightning: NHL odds preview and stats
Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
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.
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.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 28 and the Senators at No. 14 heading into this contest.
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
Ottawa home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, January 27
Tampa Bay home to Philadelphia, Sunday, January 27