Tampa Bay Lightning host Boston Bruins in hockey action

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March 13, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

40-25-3TEAM RECORD31-30-7

St. Pete Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

This season the Lightning are 31-30-7 overall while the Bruins are 40-25-3. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 43-24-1 on the OU, and Boston is 38-28-2.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Lightning as +145 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Lightning and the No. 2-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Bruins have a 83.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Bruins were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bruins at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Florida, Thursday, March 15
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Thursday, March 15