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Tampa Bay Lightning host Boston Bruins in hockey action


Boston Bruins

Tampa Bay Lightning
40-17-5 March 08, 2014, 07:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 34-24-5



Boston pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Lightning snipers in hockey action at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 40-17-5 this season, while the Lightning are 34-24-5. Boston is 23-22-17 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 29-31-3.

View Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

The Bruins were listed as -116 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Lightning sit at No. 12 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

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Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -220 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +205 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.23 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 16.92% while the Bruins defense kills off 82.52% of their penalties.

A few Bruins at Lightning trends to consider:
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Boston at Florida, Sunday, March 9th
Tampa Bay home to Phoenix, Monday, March 10th

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