Tampa Bay Lightning host Boston Bruins in hockey action
Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Boston at Florida, Thursday, March 15
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Thursday, March 15