Tampa Bay Lightning take on Bruins in hockey test

Tampa Bay LightningBoston Bruins
April 25, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds

18-24-4TEAM RECORD27-13-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 18-24-4 this season, while the Bruins are 27-13-5. Tampa Bay is 24-18-4 on the totals; Boston is 15-26-4.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -231 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 14.5% rate while the Lightning have a 80.4% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-2 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Bruins were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Saturday, April 27
Boston at Washington, Saturday, April 27

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